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Beyond the Clouds (1995)
"Al di là delle nuvole" (original title)

Not Rated  |   |  Drama, Romance  |  27 October 1995 (Italy)
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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, ... See full summary »

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Patricia
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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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The Man of All Vices
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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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Drama | Romance

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Release Date:

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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Trivia

Michelangelo Antonioni's first film after suffering a stroke in 1985. 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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That rare film - visual poetry combined with serene reflection on life and love.
5 July 2003 | by (Farifield, CA) – See all my reviews

I was stunned by this film. I have been renting Antonioni's films/rediscovering them, and this film showed me the climax and fruits of his 50 years of directing. What an eye for setting, color, and detail! I have never seen such visual beauty and poetry filmed before. I had to stop after the first story and hold back the tears. Yes, beauty moves me, like it moved Keats to write Ode on a Grecian Urn. This movie is made for the mature, emotionally and intellectually, audience. Those hoping to see physical action and soap opera will be disappointed. I will have to see this film several times before I can truly appreciate it and judge it. This film should be required viewing for all cinematographers and directors.

Possibly a truly great film, on the order of Kurosawa's Dreams.


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