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L'Avventura ()

L'avventura (original title)
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A woman disappears during a Mediterranean boating trip. During the search, her lover and her best friend become attracted to each other.

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  • Nominated for 2 BAFTA Film Awards. Another 6 wins & 7 nominations.
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Sandro
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Claudia
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Anna
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Giulia
Renzo Ricci ...
Anna's Father
James Addams ...
Corrado
Dorothy De Poliolo ...
Gloria Perkins
Lelio Luttazzi ...
Raimondo
Giovanni Petrucci ...
Prince Goffredo
Esmeralda Ruspoli ...
Patrizia
Enrico Bologna
Jack O'Connell ...
Old man on the island
Franco Cimino
Prof. Cucco ...
Ettore
Giovanni Danesi
Rita Molè
Renato Pinciroli ...
Zuria - journalist
Angela Tommasi Di Lampedusa ...
The Princess
Vincenzo Tranchina

Directed by

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Michelangelo Antonioni

Written by

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Michelangelo Antonioni ... (story)
 
Michelangelo Antonioni ... (screenplay) and
Elio Bartolini ... (screenplay) and
Tonino Guerra ... (screenplay)

Produced by

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Amato Pennasilico ... producer

Music by

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Giovanni Fusco

Cinematography by

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Aldo Scavarda

Film Editing by

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Eraldo Da Roma

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Piero Poletto

Costume Design by

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Adriana Berselli

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Galileo Mandini ... hair stylist (as Mario Mandini)
Ultimo Peruzzi ... makeup artist

Production Management

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Enrico Bologna ... production supervisor
Fernando Cinquini ... production supervisor
Angelo Corso ... general manager
Luciano Perugia ... production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Gianni Arduini ... assistant director
Franco Indovina ... assistant director
Jack O'Connell ... second assistant director

Sound Department

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Fausto Ancillai ... sound mixer (as F. Ancillai)
Paolo Ketoff ... sound mixer (as P. Ketoff)
Claudio Maielli ... sound
Nino Renda ... sound mixer (as N. Renda)

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Enrico Appetito ... still photographer
Luigi Kuveiller ... camera operator

Music Department

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Giovanni Fusco ... conductor

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Elvira D'Amico ... script supervisor
Isa Bellini ... voice dubbing: Dominique Blanchar (uncredited)
Clara Bindi ... voice dubbing: Lea Massari (uncredited)
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Plot Summary

A group of rich Italians head out on a yachting trip to a deserted volcanic island in the Mediterranean. When they are about to leave the island, they find Anna, the main character up to this point, has gone missing. Sandro, Anna's boyfriend, and Claudia, Anna's friend, try without success to find her. While looking for the missing friend, Claudia and Sandro develop an attraction for each other. When they get back to land, they continue the search with no success. Sandro and Claudia proceed to become lovers, and all but forget about the missing Anna. Written by Dork

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Also Known As
  • L'isola (Italy)
  • L'Avventura (World-wide, English title)
  • L'Avventura (United States)
  • L'Avventura (United Kingdom)
  • The Adventure (United Kingdom)
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  • 143 min
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Trivia At its premiere at the 1959 Cannes Film Festival, this was booed so much to the extent that Michelangelo Antonioni and Monica Vitti fled the theater. However, after the second screening there was a complete turn around in how it was perceived and it was awarded the Special Jury Prize, going on to become a landmark of European cinema. See more »
Goofs During the sequence in which Sandro and the newspaper reporter cross a street, the shadows of the camera and the crew are clearly and prolongedly visible on the actors and on the street surface. See more »
Movie Connections Edited into Seul le cinéma (1994). See more »
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Quotes Sandro: Why should we be here talking, arguing? Believe me Anna, words are becoming less and less necessary; they create misunderstandings.
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