同流之惡

“It is usual to speak of the Fascist objective as the ‘beehive state‘, which does grave injustice to bees. A world of rabbits ruled by stoats would be nearer the mark. " ― George OrwellThe Road to Wigan Pier (1937), Ch. 12.

 

貝托魯奇 (Bernardo Bertolucci) 1970年的「同流者」The Conformist這部電影啊…當你查詢各大電影資料平台所看到的劇情簡介,大致上會寫 “一位法西斯黨工,被派去執行一項滅除反法西斯份子的暗殺任務,而那位反法西斯份子,就是殺手以前的大學老師,不料殺手在偽裝與試探的過程中,先愛上了老師的妻子…",然後IMDB的短介則是確切地描述了我們主人翁Marcello Clerici的角色定位: “A weak-willed Italian man becomes a fascist flunky who goes abroad to arrange the assassination of his old teacher, now a political dissident." (source:IMDB) 句中的 “flunky" 在中文正好有個十分貼切的對照詞:走狗。

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