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THE PASSENGER

Professione: reporter

Directed by Michelangelo Antonioni
Italy, France, 1975
Thriller, Drama, Mystery

Synopsis

When David Locke impulsively exchanges identities with a businessman he finds dead in a North African hotel room, he believes he’s starting anew. But passing himself off as someone else doesn’t mean he’s escaping the past—especially when the new identity is that of an international arms dealer.

Synopsis

When David Locke impulsively exchanges identities with a businessman he finds dead in a North African hotel room, he believes he’s starting anew. But passing himself off as someone else doesn’t mean he’s escaping the past—especially when the new identity is that of an international arms dealer.

Our take

Antonioni followed-up his English-language features Blowup and Zabriskie Point with this overlooked existential road movie. Set to the backdrop of revolutionary conflict and the architecture of Gaudí, lensed by giallo cinematographer extraordinaire Luciano Tovoli, and starring Jack Nicholson.