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Identification of a Woman (1982)
"Identificazione di una donna" (original title)

 -  Drama | Romance  -  15 November 1996 (USA)
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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 ... See full summary »


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Daniela Silverio ...
Lara Wendel ...
Girl in swimming pool
Veronica Lazar ...
Enrica Antonioni ...
Nadia (as Enrica Fico)
Sandra Monteleoni ...
Mavi's sister
Marcel Bozzuffi ...
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 ...
Paola Dominguín ...
Girl in window


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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Italian censorship visa # 78159 delivered on 12-10-1982. See more »


Niccolo: What some people will do for ice cream.
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Music of the Trees
Written by Steve Hillage and Monique Giraudy (as Miquette Giraudy)
Performed by Steve Hillage
Published by Virgin Music Publishers
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Weak but interesting Antonioni film
22 January 2002 | by (Saint Paul, MN) – See all my reviews

This is probably obvious, but if you don't like Antonioni, stay away from Identification of a Woman. If you've never seen another, check out one of these films first: L'Avventura, La Notte, L'Eclisse, Red Desert, Blowup, The Passenger, or Zabriskie Point. If you are a fan of Antonioni, like myself, please do check out this film. It is definitely one of Antonioni's weaker films, but it is still undeniably in his style and containing his regular themes. This one is about a film director who can be said to fall in love with a woman (who, incidentally, looks a lot like a very young and extraordinarily thin version of Monica Vitti), but he can't express that love. The woman is upset at this and disappears. In some ways, this is like a weaker version of L'Avventura. The man tries to get on with his life, begins dating again, but eventually realizes that his mind revolves around the girl who abandoned him. This film is disappointing, especially if you're in love with Antonioni the director. The direction is generally flat. Only a few scenes show his supreme visual style. 6/10.

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