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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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Michelangelo Antonioni (story), Michelangelo Antonioni (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tomas Milian ... Niccolò
Daniela Silverio ... Mavi
Christine Boisson ... Ida
Lara Wendel ... Girl in swimming pool
Veronica Lazar ... Carla
Enrica Antonioni ... Nadia (as Enrica Fico)
Sandra Monteleoni Sandra Monteleoni ... Mavi's sister
Marcel Bozzuffi ... Mario
Giampaolo Saccarola Giampaolo Saccarola ... The gorilla (as Gianpaolo Saccarola)
Dado Ruspoli Dado Ruspoli ... Mavi's father (as Alessandro Ruspoli)
Arianna De Rosa Arianna De Rosa ... Mavi's friend
Sergio Tardioli Sergio Tardioli ... Butcher
Itaco Nardulli ... Lucio
Paola Dominguín Paola Dominguín ... Girl in window
Pier Francesco Aiello Pier Francesco Aiello ... Young man at party (as Pierfrancesco Aiello)
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Storyline

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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Drama | Romance

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Official Sites:

MMr Bongo Films

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Italy | France

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Italian | English | French

Release Date:

15 November 1996 (USA) See more »

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Iterfilm, Gaumont, Rai 2 See more »
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1.85 : 1
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One of the actresses in the film, Enrica Fico, went on to become Michelangelo Antonioni's wife four years later. See more »

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Niccolo: Bloody hell... what a fixation!
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Weak but interesting Antonioni film
22 January 2002 | by zetesSee 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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