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Release Date:
9 April 1975 (USA) See more »
I used to be somebody else...but I traded him in.
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. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Jack Nicholson ... Locke

Maria Schneider ... Girl

Jenny Runacre ... Rachel

Ian Hendry ... Knight

Steven Berkoff ... Stephen
Ambroise Bia ... Achebe
José María Caffarel ... Hotel Keeper (as Jose Maria Caffarel)
James Campbell ... Witch doctor
Manfred Spies ... 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)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Miquel Bordoy ... (uncredited)
Jaime Doria ... (uncredited)
Joan Gaspart ... Hotel clerk (uncredited)
Narciso Pula ... Murderer's accomplice (uncredited)
Gustavo Re ... (uncredited)

Directed by
Michelangelo Antonioni 
Writing credits
Mark Peploe (original story)

Mark Peploe (screenplay) &
Enrico Sannia (screenplay) and
Michelangelo Antonioni (screenplay)

Miguel de Echarri  uncredited

Produced by
Carlo Ponti .... producer
Alessandro von Norman .... executive producer (as Alessandro Von Normann)
Original Music by
Ivan Vandor (uncredited)
Cinematography by
Luciano Tovoli (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Michelangelo Antonioni 
Franco Arcalli 
Art Direction by
Piero Poletto 
Set Decoration by
Osvaldo Desideri 
Costume Design by
Louise Stjernsward (costumes) (as Louise Stjensward)
Makeup Department
Adalgisa Favella .... hairdresser
Franco Freda .... makeup artist
Production Management
Leonhard Gmür .... assistant production manager: in Germany (as Leonard Gmur)
Lynn Kamern .... assistant production manager
Adriano Magistretti .... assistant production manager: in England
Edoardo Mulargia .... assistant production manager: in England (as Tony Moore)
Ennio Onorati .... production manager
Valentín Panero .... assistant production manager: in Spain (as Valentin Panero)
Paolo Pettini .... assistant production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Enrica Antonioni .... assistant director (as Enrica Fico)
Hercules Bellville .... assistant director: in England
Federico Canudas .... assistant director: in Spain
Ina Fritsche .... assistant director: in Germany (as Ina Sritsche)
Enrico Sannia .... assistant director
Claudio Taddei .... assistant director
Sound Department
Fausto Ancillai .... sound mixer
Cyril Collick .... sound recordist
Alessandro Peticca .... sound editor (as Sandro Peticca)
Franca Silvi .... sound editor
Fernando Caso .... sound effects editor (uncredited)
Michael Ellis .... sound editor (uncredited)
Alvaro Gramigna .... foley artist (uncredited)
Primiano Muratori .... sound: Italian version (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Cesare Allione .... camera operator
Franco Frazzi .... assistant camera
Roberto Lombardi .... assistant camera (as Roberto Lombardi Dallamano)
Michele Picciaredda .... assistant camera
Floriano Steiner .... still photographer
Dave Clarke .... gaffer (uncredited)
Editorial Department
Franco Letti .... assistant editor
Location Management
Leonhard Gmür .... location manager
Music Department
Ivan Vandor .... music adviser
Other crew
Lisa Bellini .... continuity
Lynn Kamern .... production assistant (uncredited)
Adriano Magistretti .... production assistant (uncredited)
Edoardo Mulargia .... production assistant (uncredited)
Valentín Panero .... production assistant (uncredited)

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Also Known As:
"Professione: reporter" - Italy (original title)
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Rated PG-13 for some violence, nudity and language (edited version)
126 min
Color (Metrocolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Argentina:13 | Australia:M | Brazil:14 | Finland:K-16 | Iceland:L | Italy:T | Netherlands:16 | Portugal:M/12 | Singapore:PG | Sweden:15 | UK:A (original rating) | UK:12A (re-rating) (2006) | UK:12 (video rating) (2006) | UK:12 (video rating: audio commentary) (2006) | UK:PG (video rating) (1986) | USA:PG (MPAA rating: certificate #24079) | USA:PG-13 (MPAA rating: certificate #42179) (edited version) | West Germany:12

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Jack Nicholson observed that Michelangelo Antonioni regarded his actors as "moving space" and nothing more.See more »
Witch Doctor:Your question are much more revealing about yourself than my answer would be about me.See more »


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52 out of 60 people found the following review useful.
Famous concluding shot worth the wait., 7 August 2003
Author: mercuryadonis from Toronto

Slow but well worth the time it takes to arrive at the shattering conclusion. Watch it more than once as there are many small visual cues and tips that add both to the plot and theme. Jack Nicholson is superb - and surprisingly low-key - as the jaded and detached reporter who switches identity with a dead man out of boredom more than anything else. Maria Schneider is fine in a somewhat underwritten role. The real stars however are Antonioni's restlessly roving camera and the sublime locations which include the Sahara desert, a cable-car, and that bewitching Gaudi rooftop in Barcelona.

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