The Passenger

Antonioni’s existential road movie concerns a reporter who assumes the identity of a dead man to escape his own life. An exploration of contingency and doubling; the film’s seven-minute long penultimate shot is still astonishing, as it moves across a darkened hotel room through the barred window into the dusty open space outside.

 

Translated title:
Professione: Reporter

Languages:
English

Duration:
126 minutes

Country of origin:
France, Italy and Spain

Year of production:
1975