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L'Avventura -- A woman disappears during a Mediterranean boating trip. But during the search, her lover and her best friend become attracted to each other.
L'Avventura -- 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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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Gabriele Ferzetti ... Sandro

Monica Vitti ... Claudia

Lea Massari ... Anna
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
Enrico Bologna
Jack O'Connell ... Old man on the island
Franco Cimino
Prof. Cucco ... Ettore
Giovanni Danesi
Rita Molè
Renato Pinciroli ... Zuria - journalist
Angela Tommasi Di Lampedusa ... The Princess
Vincenzo Tranchina

Directed by
Michelangelo Antonioni 
Writing credits
Michelangelo Antonioni (story)

Michelangelo Antonioni (screenplay) and
Elio Bartolini (screenplay) and
Tonino Guerra (screenplay)

Produced by
Amato Pennasilico .... producer
Original Music by
Giovanni Fusco 
Cinematography by
Aldo Scavarda 
Film Editing by
Eraldo Da Roma 
Production Design by
Piero Poletto 
Costume Design by
Adriana Berselli 
Makeup Department
Galileo Mandini .... hair stylist (as Mario Mandini)
Ultimo Peruzzi .... makeup artist
Production Management
Enrico Bologna .... production supervisor
Fernando Cinquini .... production supervisor
Angelo Corso .... general manager
Luciano Perugia .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Gianni Arduini .... assistant director
Franco Indovina .... assistant director
Jack O'Connell .... second assistant director
Sound Department
Fausto Ancillai .... sound mixer (as F. Ancillai)
Paolo Ketoff .... sound mixer (as P. Ketoff)
Claudio Maielli .... sound
Nino Renda .... sound mixer (as N. Renda)
Camera and Electrical Department
Enrico Appetito .... still photographer
Luigi Kuveiller .... camera operator
Music Department
Giovanni Fusco .... conductor
Other crew
Elvira D'Amico .... script supervisor
Isa Bellini .... voice dubbing: Dominique Blanchar (uncredited)
Crew believed to be complete

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Also Known As:
"L'avventura" - Italy (original title)
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143 min | West Germany:102 min (cut)
Aspect Ratio:
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Sound Mix:
Argentina:16 | Australia:PG | Finland:K-16 | Iceland:L | Italy:VM16 (original rating) | Italy:T (re-rating) (2008) | Italy:VM14 (re-rating) (1969) | Netherlands:18 (orginal rating) | Portugal:M/12 (Q) (DVD rating) | Portugal:17 (cut) (original rating) | Singapore:PG | South Korea:15 | Sweden:15 | UK:X (original rating) | UK:PG (re-rating) (1995) | USA:Not Rated | West Germany:18 (f) (heavily cut)

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Included among the "1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die", edited by Steven Schneider.See more »
Crew or equipment visible: 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 »
Sandro:[Admiring the buildings of a small town from a roof top] Such imagination. Such movement. They were concerned with the architectural aesthetics. Such extraordinary freedom. I must go ahead and leave Ettore. I'd like to work on design again. I used to have ideas of my own, you know.
Claudia:Why did you stop?
Sandro:Why, why, why? Because it isn't easy to admit that a red floor suits a room when you are thinking exactly the opposite. But the lady wants it red. Because there is always a lady... or a man... and so... Once I was asked to make the estimate for the construction of a school. It took me a day and a half. I earned four million lira. So I went on giving estimates of other people's projects. Why are you looking at me this way?
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63 out of 85 people found the following review useful.
Innovative study on alienation, 1 March 2006
Author: Alexandar ( from Nis, Serbia

L'Avventura (1960)****

Young woman (Lea Massari) suddenly disappears during a boating trip on an inhabited island. Shortly afterward, her boyfriend (Gabriele Ferzetti) and her best friend (Monica Vitti) became attracted to each other.

However, don't expect the mystery. This is a study of emotional isolation, moral decay, lack of the communication and emptiness of rich people in contemporary (then) society. You can easily be bored by the slow pace and the lack of dramatics of this movie unless you capture its true purpose. This is "state of mind" or experience film rather than conventional plot film. Antonioni practically discovered the new movie language in L'Avventura. By using formal instruments he is expressing emotions of the characters (loneliness, boredom, emptiness and emotional detachment) and the viewer is forced rather to feel this same emotions himself than to be involved in the story and its events. These formal instruments are: slow rhythm, real-time events, long takes, visual metaphors like inhabited island(s), fog, extreme long shots (small characters in panorama) and putting protagonists on inhabited streets or large buildings and landscapes.

Great cinematography. Forms trilogy with La Notte (1961) and L'Eclisse (1962).

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