Overall Rank: 1978
Average Rating: 2.9/4
# of Ratings: 87
Theatrical Release Date: 12/18/1966
Genre: Drama, Thriller
MPAA Rating: NR
Director: Michelangelo Antonioni
Actors: Vanessa Redgrave, Sarah Miles, David Hemmings, John Castle, Jane Birkin, Gillian Hills
Plot: A photographer in swinging London snaps some photos and stumbles upon murder. -- Gabe
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Indyfreak - wrote on 03/28/2023
A photographer suspects he accidentally took pictures of a murder and becomes fixed on solving the possible crime. Lots of scenes of hedonism and partying but not really much sleuthing.
Gabe - wrote on 01/26/2014
I have to admit, I'm not quite sure I "get" this film, even after two viewings, but, it sure sets a mood and it transports you back to London in the 60's. As the review below states, the murder is inconsequential, but it does seem to wake him up, but to what, I don't know. Because even after the murder, he just drifts in and out of life. People keep talking about the ending, buy I don't think it's cryptic at all. The body was moved, he watches the mime troupe play tennis and as soon as the murder knocked some meaning into his life, it's sucked right back out and he's back to square one.
mitchellyoung - wrote on 11/08/2012
I typically find Antonioni to be languid and disengaging, but this remarkably coherent piece is an interesting meditation on loneliness, hedonism, and passion for one's work. The film is framed as a murder mystery, but it is the murder that is inconsequential, really serving to awaken the film's lead - a photographer who has been sleepwalking through an endless parade of empty pleasures in life. The film's cryptic ending is beautiful and opens the field up for debate, but I love the shot choices throughout and the way the film uses subtle moments of acting to build on its storyline.
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