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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 »

Also Known As:

Identification of a Woman See more »

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Iterfilm, Gaumont, Rai 2 See more »
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Stereo

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1.85 : 1
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The last feature film Michelangelo Antonioni made before his debilitating stroke. See more »

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Niccolo: It used to be the poor who wanted to emigrate from Italy. Now it's the rich.
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Identification of a Woman
30 December 2011 | by MartinTellerSee all my reviews

This feels a little bit like "Antonioni For Dummies". Although there are some mysteries and ambiguities, for the most part it's rather plainly laid out and not as enigmatic as his more highly-regarded works. Which isn't to say it's a bad movie. It drags quite a bit, but there are some intriguing parts. The highlight is the fog-shrouded centerpiece of the film... a rather blunt metaphor, but still eerie and compelling. The ending is also a treat. The cinematography by Carlo Di Palma is excellent, perhaps even surpassing his work on RED DESERT. And the soundtrack, though it will probably sound dated to most, is full of stuff I like -- OMD, Tangerine Dream, Steve Hillage. Overall, the film is engaging, but only intermittently so. The first half is more rewarding with all its paranoia... things fizzle out more in the second part.


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