THE PASSENGER

Date Time
Sat 26th January 4.30pm
Sun 27th January 7.45pm

Dir: Michelangelo Antonioni | Italy/Spain/France | 1975 | 126 mins
Cast: Jack Nicholson, Maria Schneider, Jenny Runacre, Ian Hendry

PLEASE NOTE THIS FILM IS RATED 15, NOT 12A AS ERRONEOUSLY STATED IN THE PROGRAMME.

Suspense, intrigue, wit, beauty, ideas: Michelangelo Antonioni’s 1975 classic psychological drama has them all in spades. When David Locke (Jack Nicholson) impulsively exchanges identities with a businessman he finds dead in a North African hotel room, he believes he’s starting afresh, but soon realises that pretending to be someone else doesn’t mean escaping the past. Working from a superb script by Mark Peploe and Peter Wollen, Antonioni creates some of his most memorable scenes and eloquent images: Locke breaking down in the Sahara; soliciting help from a tourist (Maria Schneider) in Gaudi’s Barcelona, and evading pursuit through the arid landscapes of southern Spain.

“Shimmers in the mind like a remembered dream” The Guardian

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