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    Unique ID Code: 0000174338
    Added by: Stuart McLean
    Added on: 4/6/2016 16:16
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    Certificate: 1
    Running Time: 142 Minutes
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    Content Type: Movie

    Michelangelo Antonioni invented a new film grammar with this masterwork. An iconic piece of challenging 1960s cinema and a gripping narrative on its own terms, L’avventura concerns the enigmatic disappearance of a young woman during a yachting trip off the coast of Sicily, and the search taken up by her disaffected lover (Gabriele Ferzetti) and best friend (Monica Vitti, in her breakout role). Antonioni’s controversial international sensation is a gorgeously shot tale of modern ennui and spiritual isolation.

    Special Features:
    •New 4K digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray
    •Audio commentary featuring film historian Gene Youngblood
    •Olivier Assayas on “L’avventura,” an analysis of the film in three parts
    •Antonioni: Documents and Testimonials, a fifty-eight-minute documentary by Gianfranco Mingozzi from 1966
    •Writings by director Michelangelo Antonioni, read by actor Jack Nicholson, plus Nicholson’s personal recollections of the director
    •New English subtitle translation
    •PLUS: An essay by critic Geoffrey Nowell-Smith, Antonioni’s statements about the film after its 1960 Cannes Film Festival premiere, and an open letter distributed at the festival

    Directed By:
    Michelangelo Antonioni

    Written By:

    Gabriele Ferzetti
    Monica Vitti
    Lea Massari
    Dominique Blanchar
    Renzo Ricci

    Music From:
    Giovanni Fusco

    Director of Photography:
    Aldo Scavarda

    Eraldo Da Roma

    Costume Designer:
    Adriana Berselli

    Production Designer:
    Piero Poletto

    Amato Pennasilico


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