Identification of a Woman

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Identification of a Woman Review


Michelangelo Antonioni's 1982 film Identification of a Woman never saw release... and now we know why! Making its way to video after close to 20 years, Identification is a long-winded and oh-so-serious tale of a famous film director who, after being dumped by his wife, fools around with a couple of women as he tries to imagine a way to make a movie out of his sad sad life. The problem is not only that the two woman look and act so much alike there's little to differentiate them from each other, but our "hero" is also kind of a jerk with nothing new to say about female sexuality, which is purportedly what the movie is supposed to be about. Like most of Antonioni's work, Identification is very long and doesn't stray very far from the holding pattern it locks itself into, and only die-hard fans are likely to get much out of enduring its 2+ hour running time.

Aka Identificazione di una donna.



Identification of a Woman

Facts and Figures

Run time: 128 mins

In Theaters: Friday 15th November 1996

Distributed by: Criterion Collection

Reviews

Contactmusic.com: 1.5 / 5

Rotten Tomatoes: 62%
Fresh: 8 Rotten: 5

IMDB: 6.9 / 10

Cast & Crew

Starring: as Nicolo, as Mavi, as Ida, as Girl in swimming pool, as Carla, as Nadia (as Enrica Fico), Sandra Monteleoni as Mavi's sister

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