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In this challenging drama by Michelangelo Antonioni, his characteristic long, significant periods of silence punctuate the message that people just cannot seem to communicate with each other. Capping off Antonioni's previous two films (Antonioni and Antonioni) in much the same style, this tale involves a woman, Vittoria (Monica Vitti), who has just suffered the break-up of an imperfect relationship with a staunch intellectual (Francisco Rabal). Piero (Alain Delon), a stockbroker, casts his romantic gaze in Vittoria's direction and the woman gradually relents and they begin a tentative affair. There is much to appreciate in this man who is not overly intellectual and is blessedly free of complications, and the same can be said of Vittoria. Yet their innermost fears play upon both of them in ways that go against an honest expression of their love -- and against a lasting relationship. ~ Eleanor Mannikka, Rovi

  • Release date:April 12, 1962

Cast

Monica Vitti
as Vittoria
Alain Delon
as Piero
Lilla Brignone
as Vittoria's Mother
Francisco Rabal
as Riccardo
Cyrus Elias
as Intoxicated Man (uncredited)
Louis Seigner
as Ercoli
Cyrus Elias
as Intoxicated Man (uncredited)

Crew

Michelangelo Antonioni
Director
Raymond Hakim
Producer
Robert Hakim
Producer
Tonino Guerra
Screenwriter
Michelangelo Antonioni
Screenwriter
Elio Bartolini
Screenwriter
Gianni Di Venanzo
Cinematographer
Eraldo Da Roma
Editor
Piero Poletto
Production Designer
Bice Brichetto
Costume Designer
Claudio Maielli
Sound/Sound Designer
Gianni Arduini
First Assistant Director
Franco Indovina
First Assistant Director
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