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The Eclipse

The Eclipse

Review score: * * * * *

cast: Monica Vitti, Alain Delon, Francisco Rabal

year: 1962

colour: yes

certificate: PG

director: Michelangelo Antonioni

runtime: 118

Leaving her lover of four years, Vittoria (Vitti) embarks on an affair with a stockbroker (Delon). But, as the film progresses, her emptiness becomes more obvious, echoed in the buildings and the landscape around them, and she finally decides on a life of solitude rather than marriage or a failing relationship. Antonioni’s masterpiece creates a haunting vision of a city empty of life.

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