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The choice of the Cocteau play seems more arbitrary than inevitable, which raises the form-versus-content issue even more than in most Antonioni features.
The visual play is interesting, but it doesn't make the director's case that video is as viable as film for artful storytelling.
Mine is a minority opinion, but I am convinced that his experiments with video and colour will make Il Mistero di Oberwald the Becky Sharp of cinema's long-promised and long-deferred electronic era.
Too stage-bound and the dialogue is too tacky.
This opulent made-for-Italian-TV production is a must-see for both for fans of Italian director Michelangelo Antonioni and of legendary surrealist Jean Cocteau.
The Mystery of Oberwald marked a brave experiment from the great director.
An uneven, unusual work, not entirely successful as an experimental film or as a melodrama, but a must-see for film students and Antonioni buffs.
even the film's elaborate sets and costumes come off looking like plywood and Goodwill rejects
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