A man and woman are show in bed together, unclothed, and from a distance. There is no nudity visible.


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


Mr. Locke, the protagonist in the film “the reporter”, is also a person who wants to escape his life. He is extremely tired of his life, and then an accidental event finally leads to his escape.

Mr. Locke is a BBC reporter. His life is polished like an iron shell. Everything is arranged step by step, all schedules are full, and everything is official business. Even the relationship between husband and wife has become cold, which should be completed within the specified time like regulations and laws. These made him very bored. He felt that he went farther and farther away from his ideal of life. So he left decisively after a series of accidental events. He changed his identity and became an arms dealer.

The external stories in the film, such as the lying president and his deceptive politics The role in the film is only an episode, and Antonioni just took the opportunity to satirize its hypocrisy, which is only superficial and meaningless. All politics are hypocritical, so Antonioni didn’t want to talk about it. This kind of thing is only limited to ridicule, and it is only displayed in an absurd place. It doesn’t need to bother to make a deeper analysis of it. What the film wants to show most is the absurdity in one’s heart.

Locke fled his own life and became an arms dealer and a man named David Lawson. The former continued the latter’s career, made several businesses and made some money, which was enough for him to go where he wanted to go and where he could live again.

He met a girl on the way to escape. The girl had a strong interest in him and always stared at him with bright eyes. She was fascinated by the man’s strange behavior. She tried to find out his thoughts, so she decided to follow him, even if she finally knew that his current role was an arms dealer, But now he is a hesitant person. His rootless state and the inertia formed by the concept of escaping and getting rid of life. He can’t love her well at all. He takes her away from him again and again, but when she really wants to leave, he chases her back. They open and close, separate their hands in one place and meet in another place. In the end, the girl was very tired, but she still didn’t leave him alone.

Finally, Antonioni finished the story with a long shot. The shot was really long and very dull. Locke was lying on the bed of a small hotel. The shot was taken from the window with an iron fence. Outside the window was a street. In the center opposite the shot was a lonely old man sitting at the root of the wall. Then a man and a dog came. The man put the thing on his shoulder next to the old man and turned away. A white taxi drove very slowly as if it were touting business. The figure of the girl appeared from the right. She walked listlessly, then turned around and looked at the camera. It was like walking to the left without saluting. A child in red ran into the picture from the right. He grabbed a stone and threw it at the old man. The old man didn’t get up, pointed to him and waved again. A light colored car came from the right and stopped on the left, revealing only the tail. A black man came down and walked towards the front door of the hotel. His white companion stopped him behind and whispered to him. The black man looked impatient, patted his arm gently with one hand, and then left him. The camera began to push forward slowly until everything in the street was seen. The white man accosted the girl, and a trumpet sounded in the background. At this time, Locke was completely quietly solved by the black man. Then the car came. Leave. After a while, the police car came, and Locke’s wife Reddy Locke came down. When they opened the door, Locke lay on his back and died. Reddy went to see him with horror on her face, but when the police asked her if she knew the man? She said, “no!” when the police asked the girl if she knew the man, the girl said, “yes“

The film ends in a very quiet rural night scene. The sunset has not disappeared, the street lights have been lit, and the guitar music in the background is melodious. Here, a dead reporter died again, but nothing seems to have happened

The character in Antonioni’s film looks like a freak, but when he uses his pen to analyze him bit by bit from the inside of the character in front of people, you will understand that this person is not abnormal at all, because what he does is very reasonable.

In Antonioni’s works, there are many people who want to escape from life, but they are led away by some trivial things, so they indulge themselves and indulge in their indulgence. While they indulge madly, they abandon them unreservedly. The indifference of human nature is constantly determined in their own life and consciousness. It seems that their purpose in this life is to distinguish this indifference and finally give it a head-on blow.

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