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Anna Maria Ferrero,
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After living seven years with the mechanic Aldo, having a daughter with him, the simple woman Irma is informed that her absent husband had just died in Sydney. She becomes upset when Aldo proposes to marry her and she tells him that she is going to leave him. Unable to explain how much he loves her, Aldo takes their daughter Rosina and travels with her, meeting different women in different places, trying to establish a new relationship and fill the emptiness of his sentimental life. He visits his former lover Elvia; he meets and lives with the widow Virginia, who owns a gas station; he lives with the prostitute Andreina. But these relationships never complete the needy Aldo. Written by
Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Unique amongst the Antonioni films I've seen, in that it has a lower class and sympathetic lead character.
A worker is rejected by his long time lover when he asks to marry her, and takes their shared 7 year old daughter and hits the road in response, meeting and struggling with various women along the way.
A much more naturalistic and neo-realist film than other Antonioni films, interesting and moving, with a much clearer POV and story. It's also very well shot, although in a more subtle, less breathtaking way than his other work. But it does succumb to melodramatics at times, and the acting is OK, not great. There's also a touch of misogyny. But this is still a solid work by a master film-maker, so worth checking out if Antonioni is of interest to you.
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