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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. During the search, her lover and her best friend become attracted to each other.

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Nominated for 2 BAFTA Film Awards. Another 6 wins & 7 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

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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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The rocky Aeolian island on which the first portion of the film was made - its name is Lisca Bianca - didn't have electricity or running water and was subject to violent weather, including a tornado. At one point, the crew found themselves completely stranded on the island. 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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Referenced in Picnic at Hanging Rock (1975) See more »

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Performed by Mina
[sung along to by Monica Vitti]
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A masterpiece
26 September 2004 | by (Rome, Italy) – See all my reviews

A real masterpiece! Antonioni at his best! He is able to capture in a unique visual style the tragedy that surrounds people and their inability to communicate. And yet they are always longing for comfort, love and forgiveness.

It starts as a mystery but it later goes in search of deep human feelings. The scenes are so rich you'd be surprised to be completely mesmerized and lost in his world.

Slow pacing, of course. But what can you expect when you are watching a movie that look like a moving painting of two hours. You simply have adjust yourself to the interior beat of this brilliant movie which opened a decade of successes in Italian cinema history.


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