La Notte

Film, Drama

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.

By: TR


Release details

121 mins

Cast and crew

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