Passenger, The ( Professione: reporter ) Movie Information

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Overall Rank: 3539

Average Rating: 2.8/4

# of Ratings: 28

Theatrical Release Date: 04/09/1975

Language: English

Genre: Drama

MPAA Rating: PG-13

Director: Michelangelo Antonioni

Actors: Jack Nicholson, Maria Schneider, Jenny Runacre, Ian Hendry, Steven Berkoff, Ambroise Bia

Plot: A reporter in Northern Africa decides to take the place of the man who died in the room next to his. But as he continues to pose as the dead man, keeping the man's appointments, he gets drawn into a world darker than he anticipated.

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Bribaba - wrote on 05/03/2011

Antonioni's classic from 1975 in which Jack Nicholson gives a suitably restrained performance, though maybe because it was shot in arid terrain and so there wasn't any scenery to chew on, as a journalist who's come to realize the futility of his work. It's another fine chapter in the 'alienation' genre which the Italian made his own. Interesting to see how the careers of the leads unfolded, or, in co star Maria Schneider's case, unraveled: Jack becoming a clown and Maria a junkie (though happily she recovered). Jack growls his was through the (DVD) commentary but doesn't add much.

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