Identificazione di una donna (Identification of a Woman)
Identificazione di una donna (Identification of a Woman) (1982)

A love triangle forms the basis of this Italian drama that centers around a middle-aged director and his involvement with an aristocratic woman. Trouble ensues when he begins to receive anonymous threats demanding that he abandon the… More

Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: October 21, 1982
DVD Release Date: July 18, 2000
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Critic Score: 62% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader

The most openly erotic of Antonioni's features, and visually one of the most beautiful.

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Edward Guthmann
San Francisco Chronicle

There's a very good reason this moody, atmospheric effort was never released in the United States until now -- it isn't very good.

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TV Guide

This is a respectable return by Antonioni to familiar thematic ground -- the impossibility of maintaining relationships in the contemporary world -- helped by a fine ironic underpinning and smoothly assured visuals.

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Geoff Andrew
Time Out

A refreshing irony prevents the hardened art house pundit from wallowing in nostalgia and the metaphysics of 'portentous messages'.

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Sean Axmaker
Turner Classic Movies Online

... a film filled with mysteries that are never resolved and images that are simultaneously lonely and lovely.

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If Antonioni ultimately fails he deserves full marks for setting out on this adventure.

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Vincent Canby
New York Times

Identification of a Woman is an excrutiatingly empty work. It's also beautiful and sad -- virtually a parody of the director's great L'Avventura and some of his other earlier films.

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Fernando F. Croce

Antonioni's autumnal ruminating, frank about the role of sex in relationships yet now playful and relaxed in mellow acknowledgement of career-long themes

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Jeremiah Kipp

...uneasy and difficult to pin down, like the paranoia of a dream.

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Flixster Audience Score: 57% Flixster User Reviews
Cassandra Maples
A very beautiful film with that special Antonioni atmosphere. I can identify with the feeling of emptiness and the people who can´t really communicate with each… More
Eric Broome
Arguably, "Identification of a Woman" is legendary director Michelangelo Antonioni's final essential film. It's not on the level of earlier… More