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Professione: reporter (1975)

PG-13 | | Drama, Thriller | 9 April 1975 (USA)
A frustrated war correspondent, unable to find the war he's been asked to cover, takes the risky path of co-opting the I.D. of a dead arms dealer acquaintance.

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Achebe
José María Caffarel ...
Hotel Keeper (as Jose Maria Caffarel)
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German stranger
Jean-Baptiste Tiemele ...
Murderer (as Jean Baptiste Tiemele)
Ángel del Pozo ...
Police inspector (as Angel Del Pozo)
Charles Mulvehill ...
Robertson (as Chuck Mulvehill)
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Storyline

A journalist researching a documentary in the Sahara Desert meets a gunrunner who dies suddenly. When the journalist notices that they have a similar appearance, he assumes the recently deceased's identity and accepts the consequences that it brings. Written by MuzikJunky

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

I used to be somebody else...but I traded him in.

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Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some violence, nudity and language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

9 April 1975 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Beruf: Reporter  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$24,157 (USA) (28 October 2005)

Gross:

$619,744 (USA) (10 March 2006)
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1.85 : 1
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The M-G-M lion which normally precedes the opening credits of M-G-M films has been supplanted by "BEGINNING OUR NEXT 50 YEARS . . . The lion then returns in the centre with GOLDEN ANNIVERSARY on either side of it. See more »

Quotes

David Locke: Now I think I'm going to be a waiter in Gibraltar.
The Girl: Too obvious.
David Locke: Maybe a novelist in Cairo.
The Girl: Too romantic.
David Locke: How about a gunrunner?
The Girl: Too unlikely.
David Locke: As a matter of fact, I think I *am* one.
The Girl: Then it depends on which side you're on.
David Locke: Yes.
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Referenced in Mort d'un pourri (1977) See more »

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really something
2 November 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I just saw this movie last night on the big screen as part of the re-release. Without a doubt, this is a great movie. I knew nothing about it going in, except that Jack was in a movie by the guy who did Blow-Up...needless to say, the film lacks the chic swinging London vibe of Blow- Up however is much more effective in terms of playing out an ambiguous mystery and Jack gives a remarkable, subdued performance. Keep in mind when seeing this film that it is sloooooooow, but the payoffs are well worth it (highly recommended to see on the big screen). Antonioni is incredibly assured behind the camera and lets the story play out in its own time. The way the story is revealed is like a trail of lost breadcrumbs that the audience is given only when it is absolutely starving for something. Once they are given, those crumbs turn into succulent, nourishing slices of (insert favorite food here). The last scene, for me, was worth ten times the price of admission. That which is inevitable is the most haunting.


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