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La Notte

  • Film

Time Out says

The middle section of Antonioni's trilogy on bourgeois alienation, La Notte covers twenty-four hours in the breakdown of a 'typical' middle class marriage. The husband (Mastroianni) is a novelist with a block, spineless, out of touch with his own instincts; the wife (Moreau) is a bored socialite who understands her own predicament but doesn't know how to get past it. Scene after scene is introduced solely to make laboured points about their emotional/ social/philosophical problems; Antonioni's intimations of a broader political context are startlingly shallow. It's impossible to discern the relevance of this kind of film-making, which is doubtless why nobody (including Antonioni) practises it any more.
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Release Details

  • Duration:121 mins

Cast and crew

  • Director:Michelangelo Antonioni
  • Screenwriter:Tonino Guerra, Ennio Flaiano, Michelangelo Antonioni
  • Cast:
    • Marcello Mastroianni
    • Guido Ajmone Marsan
    • Maria Pia Luzi
    • Rosy Mazzacurati
    • Jeanne Moreau
    • Monica Vitti
    • Bernhard Wicki
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