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L'Eclisse (1962)

L'eclisse (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama, Romance | 20 December 1962 (USA)
A young woman meets a vital young man, but their love affair is doomed because of the man's materialistic nature.

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In the suburbs of Rome, the translator Vittoria breaks her engagement with her boyfriend, the writer Ricardo, after a troubled night. Vittoria goes downtown to meet her mother, who is addicted to the stock market, and she meets the broker Piero on a day of crash. The materialist Piero and the absent Vittoria begin a monosyllabic relationship. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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The last film Michelangelo Antonioni made in black and white. See more »

Quotes

Marta: That's enough. Let's stop playing Negroes.
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Connections

Referenced in Il Sorpasso (1962) See more »

Soundtracks

L'eclisse Twist
Written by Giovanni Fusco
Performed by Mina
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Black and white is full of color
8 December 2006 | by (Varna, Bulgaria) – See all my reviews

L'ECLISSE is not everybody's cup of tea. It is so slow that to continue watching it may sometimes require a conscious strain of will. But it is a rewarding experience: L'ECLISSE is probably the best of all unhurried movies. It is so desperately tender; Alain Delon and Monica Vitti are so young and beautiful, and at the same time - so precise in their naiveté; the camera shots are so long and ambiguous, so empty of words. If there ever was a movie that truthfully represents the playful and sad uncertainty of being in love, then this must be it.

L'ECLISSE is sure to break your heart... or mend it.

The ending is as mysterious as God's ways and if it wasn't for the music to bring me down to earth I may have thought that I had died.


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