The Passenger (Professione: Reporter)
- France / Italy / US / Spain
- 2h 6min
- Directed by: Michelangelo Antonioni
- Cast: Jack Nicholson, Maria Schneider, Jenny Runacre, Ian Hendry, Steven Berkoff
- Website: www.sonyclassics.com/thepassenger/…
A magnificent piece of 70s cinema, re-issued in newly restored director's cut. Nicholson is on impressive form as a burnt-out TV reporter, who exchanges identities in Chad with a gun-running dead acquaintance. But the film is much more than mere thriller, with magnificent cinematography and a virtuoso seven minute single take climax.
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