THE VANQUISHED

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THE VANQUISHED

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Michelangelo Antonioni

1953  113 minutes  1.37:1  Italy

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Challenging the linear narrative by weaving multiple story lines and exploring a directorial style way ahead of his time, Director Michelangelo Antonioni’s unique triptych film, features three murders, one taking place in Paris, another in Rome, and another in London.

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Synopsis

Challenging the linear narrative by weaving multiple story lines and exploring a directorial style way ahead of his time, Director Michelangelo Antonioni’s unique triptych film, features three murders, one taking place in Paris, another in Rome, and another in London. All of the perpetrators are affluent youths, each killing for dubious motives. In the France segment, a group of adolescents kill for money, even though they don’t need it; in the London segment, a poet uncovers a woman’s body and tries to profit from the discovery; and in the Italian segment, a student becomes caught up in a smuggling ring, with deadly results. With elements that serve as a precursor to Blowup, Antonioni explores how modern society can produce nihilistic tendencies in the least likely characters.

Reviews

With the opening monologue of his second feature, the three-part film “I Vinti” (“The Vanquished”), Michelangelo Antonioni polemically affirms the theme that would dominate his entire career: the erosion of reason and morality throughout society, due to the onslaught of mass media and the dominion of the bourgeoisie who both produce it and fall under its sway.
— The New Yorker
The Vanquished is a notable early effort from one of Italy’s best directors. The three-part anthology film tells succinct stories of young people committing crimes, spanning three countries and exploring a variety of motives. Though censorship defanged some of the material, removing more complicated motivations from the murders, the film still mostly works, offering quick slices of 1950s crime drama not unlike some of the better TV of the era. Raro gives us the film with a solid restoration and good extras, making it a worthwhile overall package.
— DVDTalk

Director

Director
Michelangelo Antonioni

Writers
Michaelangelo AntonioniGeorge BassaniSuso Cecchi d’AmicoDiego FabbriRoger Nimier, and Turi Vasile

Producer
Mario Gabrielli

Cast
Franco InterlenghiPatrick BarrAnna-Maria FerreroEduardo CiannelliEvi Maltagliati

Cinematography
Enzo Sarafin

Editing
Eraldo Da Roma

Music
Giovanni Fusco

Special Features

The original exclusive uncut version of the Italian Episode from the film that was presented at The Venice Film Festival.

An interview with the producer, Turi Vasile.

An interview with one of the protagonist, Franco Interlenghi.

An exclusive rare short film by Michelangelo Antonioni: Tentato Suicidio 23 Minutes, 1953. Episode of L’Amore in Citta’/Love in the City

A fully illustrated booklet containing critical analysis of the genesis of the film.

Digitally Restored and Remastered.

New and Improved English subtitle translation.

Production: Italy – 1953
Running time: 114 minutes, black and white
Language: Italian, English and French
Subtitles: Optional English
Audio: Dolby digital 2.0 Mono
Aspect ratio: 4/3 1.37:1