• Film ID:
  • 341
  • Availability:
  • DVD Available from Shop
  • Film cert:
  • Running time:
  • DVD=121 min.
  • Nationality(ies):
  • America.
  • Primary Language(s):
  • English.
THE PASSENGER (ANTONIONI) (1975)
(Professione: reporter)
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The death of a fellow guest in a hotel deep in the Sahara allows a world weary journalist, Nicholson, to switch identity. Gradually as he follows the trail of his new personality he discovers that the guy was no ordinary businessman but an international arms dealer. The movie, though, is less about plot than a haunting languid atmosphere which moves from the desert to London, Munich, Barcelona and the Catalan countryside. The best of Antonioni's three English-language pictures; this, Blow-Up and Zabriskie Point, and featuring the classic line, 'I used to be somebody else... but I traded him in'. Check it out.

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