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The grim, drab life of a man who labors in a Po Valley sugar refinery in northern Italy provides the center of this black-and-white drama from Michelangelo Antonioni. The worker lives with a married woman and their young daughter. One day, the woman learns that her legal spouse died. The refinery worker immediately proposes, but she spurns him in favor of another. Deeply depressed, the laborer begins to drift aimlessly across the northern wasteland with his daughter in tow. Along the way, he meets many people, including a woman from his past. Despite his many low-key adventures, he is unable to forget his daughter's mother and so returns to find that she lives in a new home with a new child. The story comes to its climax during a demonstration protesting the building of a U.S. airfield where the refinery stands. ~ Sandra Brennan, Rovi

  • Release date:June 22, 1957

Cast

Steve Cochran
as Aldo
Alida Valli
as Irma
Dorian Gray
as Virginia
Betsy Blair
as Elvira
Gabriella Pallotta
as Edera
Vittorio Duse
as Cesare
Carlo Lizzani
as Don Camillo, priest
Massimo Serato
as Major Heinlich
Lea Padovani
as Laura

Crew

Michelangelo Antonioni
Director
Franco Cancellieri
Producer
Michelangelo Antonioni
Screenwriter
Ennio de Concini
Screenwriter
Elio Bartolini
Screenwriter
Gianni Di Venanzo
Cinematographer
Eraldo Da Roma
Editor
Franco Fontana
Art Director
Pia Marchesi
Costume Designer
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