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The Passenger Rated 15

The Passenger

Dir. Michelangelo Antonioni. Italy/Spain/France, 1975. 2h 6m. German/Spanish/subs. Starring Jack Nicholson, Maria Schneider, Jenny Runacre, Ian Hendry, Steven Berkoff, Ambroise Bia, Jose Maria Caffarel, James Campbell.

When a journalist impulsively exchanges identities with a man he finds dead in a hotel room, he believes he’s starting anew. But passing himself off as someone else doesn’t mean he’s escaping the past. One of the great masterpieces from director Michelangelo Antonioni, this engrossing thriller features some of his most memorable and eloquent images.

‘Thanks to Luciano Tovoli's magnificent cinematography of the African desert and the arid Spanish countryside, we gain a potent sense of Locke's internal emptiness.’ ★★★★★ Tom Dawson, BBC

‘A classic of a difficult and alienating kind, but one that really does shimmer in the mind like a remembered dream.’ ★★★★ Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian

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