directed by: Michelangelo Antonioni
1953 113 minutes 1.37:1 Italy
Editions: DVD and Blu-Ray
Challenging the linear narrative by weaving multiple story lines and exploring a directorial style way ahead of his time, Director Michelangelo Antonioni’s unique triptych film, features three murders, one taking place in Paris, another in Rome, and another in London.
Challenging the linear narrative by weaving multiple story lines and exploring a directorial style way ahead of his time, Director Michelangelo Antonioni’s unique triptych film, features three murders, one taking place in Paris, another in Rome, and another in London. All of the perpetrators are affluent youths, each killing for dubious motives. In the France segment, a group of adolescents kill for money, even though they don’t need it; in the London segment, a poet uncovers a woman’s body and tries to profit from the discovery; and in the Italian segment, a student becomes caught up in a smuggling ring, with deadly results. With elements that serve as a precursor to Blowup, Antonioni explores how modern society can produce nihilistic tendencies in the least likely characters.
Michaelangelo Antonioni, George Bassani, Suso Cecchi d’Amico, Diego Fabbri, Roger Nimier, and Turi Vasile
Franco Interlenghi, Patrick Barr, Anna-Maria Ferrero, Eduardo Ciannelli, Evi Maltagliati
Eraldo Da Roma
The original exclusive uncut version of the Italian Episode from the film that was presented at The Venice Film Festival.
An interview with the producer, Turi Vasile.
An interview with one of the protagonist, Franco Interlenghi.
An exclusive rare short film by Michelangelo Antonioni: Tentato Suicidio 23 Minutes, 1953. Episode of L’Amore in Citta’/Love in the City
A fully illustrated booklet containing critical analysis of the genesis of the film.
Digitally Restored and Remastered.
New and Improved English subtitle translation.
Production: Italy – 1953
Running time: 114 minutes, black and white
Language: Italian, English and French
Subtitles: Optional English
Audio: Dolby digital 2.0 Mono
Aspect ratio: 4/3 1.37:1