A few quite intense sex scenes with full frontal nudity on male and female.
Characters talking about sex and masturbation in a quite graphic way.


Film review:Translated by www.rabudo-ru.com


Antonioni is one of the most important film directors in contemporary Italy. Almost every of his films has attracted extensive attention and sometimes even widespread controversy. However, people are consistent on one issue: he shows that people are separated from the surrounding world in capitalist society, and it is difficult to communicate between people A master of eternal contradiction and struggle between man and himself and his surroundings. In his films, people live in complex contradictions. The society in which people live is a complex, ambiguous and dark cell, which objectively reflects the complexity and contradictions of capitalist society and the suppression of people, and shows its extreme irrationality and destruction of people.

Antonioni is very good at arranging the world he wants to express, and shows the audience the objective reality in his mind through details. At the beginning of the film, the audience can feel that Nicolo lives in a chaotic, restless and even frightening world. Nicolo divorced his wife. He thought that “terror will go with her”, but when he wrote this, the alarm bell rang, which seemed like a symbol, and a series of troubles, troubles and threats followed.

In terms of personal life, Nicolo is divorced and he can find another woman he likes. He found Marvey, but trouble and threats followed. The next day, the unknown man came to him and told him, “we care about the same girl”, that he wanted to “make some suggestions” to Nicolo and that “it’s just suggestions, not threats”. But, in fact, this is a threat in itself. Such troubles and threats existed around him at any time. On such an elegant occasion as the noble living room, the man could also get in. When Nicolo asked Mavi to identify, the man easily avoided. After Nicolo talked to his colleagues about making the film, the man appeared again. He even dared to drive behind. When he came to Marvey’s house, Nicolo didn’t even dare to let Marvey turn on the light. For the sake of peace, they had to hide and go to the countryside. What’s more, Nicolo changed another woman, but the tracking remained the same, and the threat remained the same. After Nicolo and Ida came out of the house, they saw the man following them in the rearview mirror. If Nicolo followed him when he was dating Mavi, it might be because of women, but he still did so after changing women. It seems that he is not just jealous of women. The film does not give a positive account of this man. He seems to be a secondary role, but his role is great. His existence makes the audience feel the trouble, uneasiness and threat of the protagonist, and also leaves room for the audience to imagine the causes and effects of this threat.

The title of the film is “proof of a woman’s identity”. In fact, it should be said that it is “confirmation of a woman”, that is, Nicolo establishes the image of the heroine in his film and makes her story live through his contacts with two women. However, his effort ended in failure. Why? The film answers this question with subtle and specific facts. Nicolo has a deep relationship with Mavi, but they are limited to sexual relations, so he can’t understand everything about her, and she can’t understand him. Driving to the countryside is one of the best clips of the film. The misty fog, the ringing death knell, the events told by the driver, and the repeated quarrels between Nicolo and Marvey made the audience feel clearly the pressure of their mutual ignorance, the difficulty of their relationship, their fear and the things around them. After this difficult journey, both of them came to their own conclusion. Her conclusion was “you don’t love me”, “this is not love”, and she finally cohabited with another woman; Nicolo’s conclusion is: “survival is everyone’s problem.” Sure enough, after returning to the city, their communication ended. Nicolo’s association with IDA is the same. After a relationship, IDA concluded that she “couldn’t meet” his needs. Nicolo went on his honeymoon with her. The cold of winter and the emptiness of the sea made them look very uncoordinated with everything around them. It was not a honeymoon, but a mourning. Finally, Nicolo learned that IDA was pregnant with someone else’s child, and he was completely disappointed. Although he interacted with two women, he could not understand their life, experience and character, get inspiration from them, and establish the image of that woman. In such a society, everyone has their own isolated and closed world and can not communicate with each other. Therefore, it can be said that social life is complex, and the contradictions between them pose a great pressure on people, which is a deformed society. Antonioni still makes people feel the complexity of society and the oppression of people through the description of all kinds of small things in the characters’ daily life. This is the social significance of the film.

The film also describes the complexity of society and the oppression of people in another way. When Marvey came home, he met an old man on the stairs and said Marvey looked like him. When Marvey was a child, the old man began to pester her that she was his daughter. So why are they two families now? The old man “couldn’t tell”. If what he said is true, it is the breakdown of the relationship between her previous generation, perhaps the misfortune of her mother. This misfortune and trouble are now pestering her, and this trouble has been passed down from generation to generation. This is also an unspeakable relationship between people and the world, which is the pressure caused by society.

When Nicolo went out with IDA, IDA saw pictures of his women, so he had to explain to her. What kind of people are these? Nicolo explained that they were terrorists, even their husbands, and they were arrested in prison. However, Nicolo himself admitted that “we can’t put everyone in prison”. Therefore, the society is still unstable and a “corrupt society”, and it is precisely those who take bribes and corruption who want to see love stories. This is the society that the film wants to show the audience. No one can help such a society. As a result, we can only let the society continue to be so chaotic and corrupt. Antonioni does not directly describe the terrorist activities of terrorists or the activities of corrupt people in the film, but he can show the era of corruption and violence in front of the audience. On the other hand, when Nicolo shows the complexity of social relations and the pressure it brings to people through the communication with two women, the film does not directly describe the so-called major events of the protagonists, but just the daily life of the characters, which is little by little. However, the picture of social life composed of these small things contains rich content, which can make the audience truly feel the contradiction and deformity of this social life.

Antonioni deeply and carefully expressed the society in his mind. However, he only objectively put these events, characters, relationships and so on in front of the audience. Why? Antonio did not care to describe it. However, Antonioni arranged a special end this time: he himself was a small spaceship. He flew in the universe and wanted to explore how the matter in the solar system was distributed. This fantasy was inspired by Nicolo’s little nephew. This ending should be said to be a metaphor: the disappointed Nicolo is no other than Antonioni, who is disappointed in the society. He places his hope on another planet, and this hope is the result of the inspiration of the new generation.

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