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UK, 1966 (MIFF 1976, Antonioni Retrospective)

Director: Michelangelo Antonioni

Set in 'swinging London', Antonioni's first English-language film concerns Thomas, a fashion photographer who stumbles on a possible murder. Sliding uneasily between the reality of the actual corpse and his photographic world of delusion, Thomas's decline is inevitable.

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