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Identification of a Woman (1982)

Identificazione di una donna (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama, Romance | 15 November 1996 (USA)
The movie director Niccolo has just been left by his wife. This gives him the idea of making a movie about women's relationships. He starts to search for a woman who can play the leading ... See full summary »

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Niccolò
Daniela Silverio ...
Mavi
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Ida
Lara Wendel ...
Girl in swimming pool
Veronica Lazar ...
Carla
Enrica Antonioni ...
Nadia (as Enrica Fico)
Sandra Monteleoni ...
Mavi's sister
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Mario
Gianpaolo Saccarola ...
The gorilla
Arianna De Rosa ...
Mavi's friend
Dado Ruspoli ...
Mavi's father (as Alessandro Ruspoli)
Carlos Alberto Valles ...
Close-up man (as Carlos Valles)
Sergio Tardioli ...
Butcher
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Lucio
Paola Dominguín ...
Girl in window
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The movie director Niccolo has just been left by his wife. This gives him the idea of making a movie about women's relationships. He starts to search for a woman who can play the leading part in the movie - but also in his own life... Written by Mattias Thuresson

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Adverse word-of-mouth following 'New York Times' critic Vincent Canby's negative review of the film at the 1982 New York Film Festival led to the film being dropped by its US distributor. The film was eventually given a theatrical release in US in 1996. See more »

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Niccolo: It used to be the poor who wanted to emigrate from Italy. Now it's the rich.
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Come un treno
Written by Gianna Nannini
Performed by Gianna Nannini
Published by Jubal - SIAE
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Identification of a Woman
30 December 2011 | by (Portland OR) – See all my reviews

This feels a little bit like "Antonioni For Dummies". Although there are some mysteries and ambiguities, for the most part it's rather plainly laid out and not as enigmatic as his more highly-regarded works. Which isn't to say it's a bad movie. It drags quite a bit, but there are some intriguing parts. The highlight is the fog-shrouded centerpiece of the film... a rather blunt metaphor, but still eerie and compelling. The ending is also a treat. The cinematography by Carlo Di Palma is excellent, perhaps even surpassing his work on RED DESERT. And the soundtrack, though it will probably sound dated to most, is full of stuff I like -- OMD, Tangerine Dream, Steve Hillage. Overall, the film is engaging, but only intermittently so. The first half is more rewarding with all its paranoia... things fizzle out more in the second part.


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