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Michelangelo Antonioni
September 29, 1912 - July 30, 2007 (age 94)
Michelangelo Antonioni, Cavaliere di Gran Croce OMRI (29 September 1912 – 30 July 2007), was an Italian film director, screenwriter, editor, and short story writer. Best known for his "trilogy on modernity and its discontents" — L'Avventura (1960), La Notte (1961), and L'Eclisse (1962), as well as the English-language Blowup (1966), Antonioni "redefined the concept of narrative cinema" and challenged... full bio
Blow-Up
[1966]
 
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Movie | Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller | 1h 51min
A mod London photographer finds something very suspicious in the shots he has taken of a mysterious beauty in a desolate park.
The Passenger
[1975]
 
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Movie | Drama, Thriller | 1h 59min
A frustrated war correspondent, unable to find the war he's been asked to cover, takes the risky path of co-opting the I.D. of a dead arms dealer acquaintance.
Eros
[2004]
 
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Movie | Drama, Romance | 1h 44min
Three short films -- one each from directors Michelangelo Antonioni, Steven Soderbergh and Wong Kar Wai -- address the themes of love and sex.
L'Avventura
[1960]
 
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Movie | Drama, Mystery | 2h 23min
A woman disappears during a Mediterranean boating trip. During the search, her lover and her best friend become attracted to each other.
Zabriskie Point
[1970]
 
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Movie | Drama | 1h 50min
An epic portrait of late Sixties America, as seen through the portrayal of two of its children: anthropology student Daria (who's helping a property developer build a village in the Los Angeles desert) and dropout Mark (who's wanted by the authorities for allegedly killing a policeman during a student riot)...
L'Eclisse
[1962]
 
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Movie | Drama, Romance | 2h 6min
A young woman meets a vital young man, but their love affair is doomed because of the man's materialistic nature.
La Notte
[1961]
 
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Movie | Drama | 2h 2min
A day in the life of an unfaithful married couple and their steadily deteriorating relationship.
Beyond the Clouds
[1995]
 
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Movie | Drama, Romance | 1h 52min
Made of four short tales, linked by a story filmed by Wim Wenders. Taking place in Ferrara, Portofino, Aix en Provence and Paris, each story, which always a woman as the crux of the story, invites to an inner travel, as Antonioni says "towards the true image of that absolute and mysterious reality that nobody will ever see".
Red Desert
[1964]
 
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Movie | Drama | 1h 57min
In a bleak rundown industrial area a young woman, Giuliana, tries to cope with life. She's married to Ugo the manager of a local plant but is soon having an affair with one of his co-workers, Corrado Zeller, who is visiting. Giuliana is unstable, not quite knowing anymore just what her role is, whether that be a wife, a mother or just another person. Her escape from life is short-lived however as Zeller... see more
Identification of a Woman
[1982]
 
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Movie | Drama, Romance | 2h 8min
The movie director Niccolo has just been left by his wife. This gives him the idea of making a movie about women's relationships. He starts to search for a woman who can play the leading part in the movie - but also in his own life...
Il Grido
[1957]
 
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Movie | Drama | 1h 56min
A man wanders aimlessly, away from his town, away from the woman he loved, emotionally and socially inactive.
Le Amiche
[1955]
 
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Movie | Drama, Romance | 1h 44min
A young woman returns to her home town of Turin to set up a new fashion salon and gets involved with a troubled woman and her three wealthy friends.
Story of a Love Affair
[1950]
 
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Movie | Crime, Drama, Romance | 1h 38min
Paola is a young, beautiful woman married to a wealthy entrepreneur. She meets her former lover Guido after seven years, but their relationship is marked by tragic events.
Michelangelo Eye to Eye
[2004]
 
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Documentary | Documentary, Short | 15min
The Mystery of Oberwald
[1980]
 
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Movie | Drama, Romance | 2h 9min
A hunted man breaks into the castle at Oberwald to kill the Queen, but faints before doing so. He is Sebastian, the splitting image of the King who was assassinated on his wedding day. The Queen discovers that Sebastian once wrote a subversive poem that she liked, even though it was attacking her. The Queen dares Sebastian to kill her, otherwise she vows to kill him.
The Lady Without Camelias
[1953]
 
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Movie | Drama | 1h 41min
A new starlet is discovered and has ups and downs in Italian films.
Chung Kuo - Cina
[1972]
 
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Documentary | Documentary | 2h 15min
A documentary on China, concentrating mainly on the faces of the people, filmed in the areas they were allowed to visit. The 220 minute version consists of three parts. The first part, taken around Beijing, includes a cotton factory, older sections of the city, and a clinic where a Cesarean operation is performed, using acupuncture. The middle part visits the Red Flag canal and a collective farm in... see more
Love in the City
[1953]
 
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Documentary | Documentary, Drama, Romance | 1h 55min
Six separate episodes: would-be suicides discuss their despair. A provincial dance hall. An investigative reporter posing as a husband-to-be. A young unwed mother. Girl-watching techniques of Italian men. A glimpse into prostitution.
I vinti
[1953]
 
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Movie | Drama | 1h 50min
Three stories of well-off youths who commit murders. In the French episode a group of high school students kill one of their colleagues for his money. In the Italian episode a university student is involved in smuggling cigarettes. In the English episode a lazy poet finds the body of a woman on the downs, and tries to sell his story to the press.
People of the Po Valley
[1947]
 
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Documentary | Documentary, Short | 10min
A documentary short detailing the life of Italians living on the Po River in the 1940s.
12 registi per 12 città
[1989]
 
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Documentary | Documentary | 1h 30min
Promotional omnibus film, made for the 1990 FIFA World Cup in Italy, featuring portraits of 12 Italian cities.
N.U.
[1948]
 
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Documentary | Documentary, Short | 11min
Documentary about street cleaning in Rome.
I tre volti
[1965]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Drama | 1h 55min
Lies of Love
[1949]
 
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Documentary | Documentary, Short | 11min
Seven Reeds, One Suit
[1949]
 
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Documentary | Documentary, Short | 10min
A short documentary on the production of rayon, shot in Torviscosa (Italy). It portrays the production of this new synthetic fabric in the small town of Torviscosa, entirely built following strict fascist canons.
Superstitions
[1949]
 
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Documentary | Documentary, Short | 9min
Documentary about supersticious traditions in rural Southern Italy.
Sicilia
[1997]
 
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Short Movie | Short | 9min
Visual poem presenting Antonioni's impressions of Sicily.
Kumbha Mela
[1989]
 
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Documentary | 18min
La villa dei mostri
[1949]
 
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Documentary | Documentary, Short | 10min
The Funicular of Mount Faloria
[1950]
 
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Documentary | Documentary, Short | 10min
The short documentary film takes the viewer on a vertiginous cable-car ride in the Italian Dolomites.
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