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Plot: A day in the life of an unfaithful married couple and their steadily deteriorating relationship in Milan.
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“…life would be tolerable if not for its pleasures…”
LA NOTTE is a drama that focuses on a crisis and infidelity in a marriage.
A prominent writer and his beautiful wife visit their dying friend in a hospital in Milan. His new book has just been published, and their friend, despite his heavy pain, praises his work. Writer’s wife, visibly shaken, leaves a hospital in tears. However, her husband, who has stayed a little longer with their friend, has found himself in a lewd game of a seduction with a young and mentally ill girl in the next room. Later, he sees his wife crying but does not comfort her. As they drive off, he tells her about his “unpleasant” encounter with the sick woman and is surprised when she dismisses the incident. Spouses are emotionally moving away from each other. However, they attend together a swanky party thrown by a millionaire businessman…
The story is based on alienation, lack of love and misunderstanding in the High Society. Mr. Antonioni has, in an explicit way, introduced a failed marriage. However, that “empty” game in the lives of wealthy people gradually becomes boring. That world, which is full of an elegance and styles, it is very tedious and lonely. The protagonists have condemned themselves to an excessive alienation. Each bright moment in their lives is actually an escape from the actual situation. However, they will have to face the truth.
This story is not overly exciting, but it is very suggestive. The main protagonists are constantly emphasize the emotional exhaustion, boredom and internal anxiety. Characterization is quite superficial.
Jeanne Moreau as Lidia is a woman who emotionally dying. Her mood goes from bad to worse. Her eyes understand and accuse at the same time. Marcello Mastroianni as Giovanni Pontano is a bit silly character as her husband. He is lost in his art and the emptiness of their marriage. His performance is very pale. Monica Vitti as Valentina Gherardini is a pleasant phenomenon in the latter part of the film. However, she is a dark and impersonal character, who did not bring a change in the rhythm.
The biggest flaw in this film is the absence of one character as a “relief valve” or perhaps some moderate catharsis at the end.
Beautiful photography, awesome acting, sublime direction produce devious film
Of the famous Antonioni trilogy – L’avventura, L’eclisse, La Notte — the latter was the last that I got to watch, and just possibly the best. Certainly the photography alone makes it worth watching, but it is the perceptive, finely tuned direction that stays with me, even more than the superb acting of Moreau in particular, and the astounding physical beauty of Mastroianni, Vitti and, of course, Moreau.
The story, as usual with Antonioni, is told in bits and pieces, with details that do not seem related or important to the narrative — the flying fireworks and attendant crowd, for instance –, sometimes soundless, sometimes loud, mimicking the difficulties of communication among humans, with distractions, deceptions, and aloofness.
There are memorable sequences, above all when Moreau interrupts a street fight, and when Moreau and Vitti’s boyfriend are alone in a car in the rain, suggesting an intimacy that Moreau probably never had with her own hubby, Mastroianni.
There is an irony in Moreau’s chastity and faithfulness to her husband, because it is well known that in real life Moreau was proud of the fact that she had sex with as many men as she could, and by age 45 she estimated she had bedded more than 1,000 men.
Mastroianni is the loose soul and intellectual that I find tougher to fathom. He seems keen to seduce any woman he comes across, and certainly comes on strongly to Vitti, and makes passes at other females. He is apparently having writer’s block but that is certainly not blocking his creative approach to women. It is this devious behavior in a central character that also gives this film a persistently devious touch, reminding one of the basic dishonesty of human nature.
The ending provides a hint to the ending of Antonioni’s next film, L’ECLISSE, moving away from the movie’s leads and freezing on an inanimate scene.
LA NOTTE is not to everyone’s taste, but it reflects Antonioni’s courage to produce work to meet his own high standards in terms of script, photography and direction, and I give it a well deserved 9 out of 10.
Original Language it
Runtime 2 hr 2 min (122 min)
Rated Not Rated
Director Michelangelo Antonioni
Writer Michelangelo Antonioni (story), Ennio Flaiano (story), Tonino Guerra (story), Michelangelo Antonioni (screenplay), Ennio Flaiano (screenplay), Tonino Guerra (screenplay)
Actors Marcello Mastroianni, Jeanne Moreau, Monica Vitti, Bernhard Wicki
Country Italy, France
Awards 6 wins & 2 nominations.
Production Company Silver Films
Sound Mix Mono, Mono (Fono-Roma)
Aspect Ratio 1.66 : 1
Film Length N/A
Negative Format N/A
Cinematographic Process Spherical
Printed Film Format N/A