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Al di là delle nuvole (1995)

Not Rated | | Drama, Romance | 27 October 1995 (Italy)
Made of four short tales, linked by a story filmed by Wim Wenders. Taking place in Ferrara, Portofino, Aix en Provence and Paris, each story, which always a woman as the crux of the story, ... See full summary »

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Cast

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Patricia
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Mistress
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The Girl
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The Director
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The Girl
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Niccolo
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Carlo
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Silvano (as Kim Rossi-Stuart)
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Carmen (as Ines Sastre)
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Husband
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The Man of All Vices
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Friend
Enrica Antonioni ...
Boutique Manager
Carine Angeli
Alessandra Bonarotta ...
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Made of four short tales, linked by a story filmed by Wim Wenders. Taking place in Ferrara, Portofino, Aix en Provence and Paris, each story, which always a woman as the crux of the story, invites to an inner travel, as Antonioni says "towards the true image of that absolute and mysterious reality that nobody will ever see". Written by Oscar Esteban <oscar-esteban@p4.virtual.encomix.com>

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27 October 1995 (Italy)  »

Also Known As:

Más allá de las nubes  »

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$30,890 (USA) (10 December 1999)
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The opening fogbound scenes are a reminder of a similar passage in Antonioni's own Identification of a Woman (1982). See more »

Quotes

Patricia: [translation] Everything is ridiculous. Love is ridiculous. It has to be said. It's an illusion, a trap. But the trap is mysterious, so we all fall into it. Like stewed prunes!
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Written and performed by Laurent Petitgand
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A mixed bag

I'm not really sure what to make of this movie, especially after seeing a great film like La Notte. Unfortunately I saw this in German during an Antonioni film festival at the Frankfurt Film Museum, so I didn't get to hear Malkovich's great voice. He is supposed to tie together four stories about couples in Italy. However, as good an actor as he is, Malkovich cannot rescue the most ridiculous of the four stories portrayed here: a woman who comes up to him at a waterside cafe near a shop she owns and blurts out about how she killed her father nearby. Then the two of them go home, have sex, and he leaves. It seems as if Antonioni lost the subtlety had in earlier films (like The Passenger) when dealing with sex and replaced it with blatant nudity.

However nonsensical the storyline is, the film features two things that make it watchable: eye and ear candy. The actors and actresses are all beautiful people, and the cinematography is marvelous - scenes in old Italian cities contrasting with a bit in a tall apartment building overlooking a city (reminiscent of La Notte).

The ear candy, however, is what really makes the film worth watching. U2 and Brian Eno collaborated on "Your Blue Room" and "Beach Sequence," both of which set the mood perfectly in the film. The songs are available on "Passengers: Original Soundtracks 1."


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