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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Niccolò
... Mavi
... Ida
... Girl in swimming pool
... Carla
Enrica Antonioni ... Nadia (as Enrica Fico)
Sandra Monteleoni ... Mavi's sister
... Mario
Giampaolo Saccarola ... The gorilla (as Gianpaolo Saccarola)
Dado Ruspoli ... Mavi's father (as Alessandro Ruspoli)
Arianna De Rosa ... Mavi's friend
Sergio Tardioli ... Butcher
... Lucio
Paola Dominguín ... Girl in window
Pier Francesco Aiello ... Young man at party (as Pierfrancesco Aiello)
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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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Niccolo sifts through many photos of women throughout the film, but the one picture he holds up and sticks on the window is an iconic shot of 1920s-30s movie star Louise Brooks; a 1928 picture taken by Eugene Robert Richee, who worked for Paramount Pictures taking portraits of stars on the sets of many classic films until he was eventually put in charge of the main portrait gallery at Paramount. See more »

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Niccolo: Do all your cocktail parties have this sectarian air? Everybody acts like they're being spied on.
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An Overlooked Masterpiece
15 December 2011 | by See all my reviews

Negative reviews or remarks about this masterwork should be ignored. If you follow the director's career from his first films forward, this investigation places among his greatest works. His concerns, (with the impossibility of a personal identity, with a default identity in/as landscape, cityscapes, with ravishing interiors and an exterior world that is terrifyingly beautiful, fraught with allure and menace in equal parts), are fully realized here. There are no "howlers," the dialog is never precious nor pompous nor pretentious, and when heard in Italian, is, like every element of Antonioni's works, determined, controlled, but completely natural, credible. No movie ever made has been less "misogynistic," and the fictional director in the film and the director of the film speak with such candor it's exhilarating. A must-see.


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