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L'Avventura (1960)
"L'avventura" (original title)

Not Rated  |   |  Drama, Mystery  |  4 March 1961 (USA)
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A woman disappears during a Mediterranean boating trip. But during the search, her lover and her best friend become attracted to each other.

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Dominique Blanchar ...
Giulia
Renzo Ricci ...
Anna's Father
James Addams ...
Corrado
Dorothy De Poliolo ...
Gloria Perkins
Lelio Luttazzi ...
Raimondo
Giovanni Petrucci ...
Prince Goffredo
Esmeralda Ruspoli ...
Patrizia
Jack O'Connell ...
Old man on the island
Angela Tommasi Di Lampedusa ...
The Princess
Franco Cimino
Prof. Cucco ...
Ettore
Giovanni Danesi
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A group of rich Italians head out on a yachting trip to a deserted volcanic island in the Mediterranean. When they are about to leave the island, they find Anna, the main character up to this point, has gone missing. Sandro, Anna's boyfriend, and Claudia, Anna's friend, try without success to find her. While looking for the missing friend, Claudia and Sandro develop an attraction for each other. When they get back to land, they continue the search with no success. Sandro and Claudia proceed to become lovers, and all but forget about the missing Anna. Written by Dork <tkarapit@gpu.srv.ualberta.ca>

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First part of the unofficial "Incommunicability Trilogy" with La Notte (1961) and L'Eclisse (1962). Michelangelo Antonioni didn't make the three movies as a trilogy, but cinema historians have called it so since then. See more »

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During the sequence in which Sandro and the newspaper reporter cross a street, the shadows of the camera and the crew are clearly and prolongedly visible on the actors and on the street surface. See more »

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Sandro: Why should we be here talking, arguing? Believe me Anna, words are becoming less and less necessary; they create misunderstandings.
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Love can be worth so little
28 January 2003 | by (Vienna, Austria) – See all my reviews

What I particularly liked about this film, was, in the first part, the surreal black-and-white landscape, and how people (literally and metaphorically) seem to disappear in that landscape. The movie is beautiful to watch, slow but never boring, an original story featuring complex characters. The actors are fascinating, they do not do a lot but they express a great variety of feelings, including the inability to feel in certain situations.

Of course, there are `themes' too. Basically, the movie is about forgetting; about the transitoriness of everything abstract, particularly about how little love can be worth; and I am sure a lot of other meanings can be gathered from this beautiful movie.


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