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Identificazione di una donna (Identification of a Woman)

Identificazione di una donna (Identification of a Woman) (1982)

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A divorced middle-aged Italian film director (Tomas Millian) is seeking meaning and love in both his life and his film. He becomes involved with an aristocratic woman, but trouble ensues when he begins to receive anonymous threats demanding that he abandon the relationship. When the woman mysteriously disappears, the director begins seeing an actress who works in experimental plays. She too leaves after telling him that she is carrying another man's child. In his quest for meaning, all the

Jul 18, 2000

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The most openly erotic of Antonioni's features, and visually one of the most beautiful.

July 31, 2007 Full Review Source: Chicago Reader
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A refreshing irony prevents the hardened art house pundit from wallowing in nostalgia and the metaphysics of 'portentous messages'.

February 9, 2006 Full Review Source: Time Out
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Identification of a Woman is an excrutiatingly empty work. It's also beautiful and sad -- virtually a parody of the director's great L'Avventura and some of his other earlier films.

August 30, 2004 Full Review Source: New York Times
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There's a very good reason this moody, atmospheric effort was never released in the United States until now -- it isn't very good.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: San Francisco Chronicle
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... a film filled with mysteries that are never resolved and images that are simultaneously lonely and lovely.

December 17, 2011 Full Review Source: Turner Classic Movies Online
Turner Classic Movies Online

Antonioni's autumnal ruminating, frank about the role of sex in relationships yet now playful and relaxed in mellow acknowledgement of career-long themes

February 13, 2010 Full Review Source: CinePassion
CinePassion

This is a respectable return by Antonioni to familiar thematic ground -- the impossibility of maintaining relationships in the contemporary world -- helped by a fine ironic underpinning and smoothly assured visuals.

August 29, 2006 Full Review Source: TV Guide's Movie Guide
TV Guide's Movie Guide

If Antonioni ultimately fails he deserves full marks for setting out on this adventure.

May 24, 2003 Full Review Source: Film4
Film4

...uneasy and difficult to pin down, like the paranoia of a dream.

December 20, 2002 Full Review Source: ToxicUniverse.com
ToxicUniverse.com

Identification of a Woman is not an easy film, but it's a most welcome addition to Antonioni's canon.

May 22, 2001 Full Review Source: Combustible Celluloid
Combustible Celluloid

Michelangelo Antonioni's 1982 film Identification of a Woman never saw release...and now we know why!

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Filmcritic.com
Filmcritic.com

A lugubrious story.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Ozus' World Movie Reviews
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Audience Reviews for Identificazione di una donna (Identification of a Woman)

A very beautiful film with that special Antonioni atmosphere. I can identify with the feeling of emptiness and the people who can´t really communicate with each other. Modern life and adulthood seems shallow and a bit soulless. You have to fill it with something and make it human again.

The first time I saw it I was disapointed but it improved greatly with the second viewing and I want to see it again. There are new things to discover each time as with all of Antonionis´ films.
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