La Notte

La Notte

Marcello Mastroianni
Director: Michelangelo Antonioni Cast: Marcello Mastroianni
Marcello Mastroianni
, Jeanne Moreau
Jeanne Moreau
, Monica Vitti
Monica Vitti
Michelangelo Antonioni

Blu-ray (Black & White / Wide Screen)

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La Notte is another of Michelangelo Antonioni's cinematic interrupted journeys. Just as no one solved the central mystery in Antonioni's L'Avventura, neither does anyone truly enjoy the literary party that is La Notte's centerpiece. The party is being thrown to celebrate the publication of author Marcello Mastrioanni's new novel. But before he even reaches the door of the house, Mastrioanni's evening is ruined when his wife Jeanne Moreau announces suddenly she is disgusted with him--this reaction evidently triggered by an earlier visit to a dying friend. Moreau skips out on the party to wander the streets, searching for...for what? Meanwhile, Mastrioanni tries to inaugurate an empty affair with Monica Vitti, the daughter of a wealthy industrialist. The very elements that drive Mastrioanni and Moreau apart at the beginning of the film reunite them at the end. Maybe. L'Avventura and La Notte were the first two chapters in Antonioni's "barreness and alienation" trilogy; the third, L'Eclisse, was released two years later.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/29/2013
UPC: 0715515108416
Original Release: 1961
Source: Criterion Collection
Region Code: A
Presentation: [B&W, Wide Screen]
Time: 2:02:00
Sales rank: 13,428

Special Features

New digital restoration from a 4K film transfer, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack; New interview with film critic Adriano Aprà and film historian Carlo di Carlo; New interview with professor Giuliana Bruno on the role of architecture in La Notte; Trailer; New english subtitle translation; Plus: a booklet featuring an essay by critic Richard Brody and a 1961 article by director Michelangelo Antonioni

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Marcello Mastroianni Giovanni Pontano
Jeanne Moreau Lidia
Monica Vitti Valentina Gherardini
Bernhard Wicki Tommaso
Maria Pia Luzi Patient
Rosy Mazzacurati Resy
Vincenzo Corbella Gherardina
Ugo Fortunati Cesarino
Gitt Magrini Signora Gheradina
Guido A. Marsan Fanti
Giorgio Negro Roberto
Roberta Speroni Beatrice

Technical Credits
Michelangelo Antonioni Director,Screenwriter
Ennio Flaiano Screenwriter
Giorgio Gaslini Score Composer
Tonino Guerra Screenwriter
Franco Indovina Asst. Director
Claudio Maielli Sound/Sound Designer
Eraldo Da Roma Editor
Gianni Di Venanzo Cinematographer
Piero Zuffi Production Designer,Set Decoration/Design

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