L'Avventura Movie Review Summary

Actors: Monica Vitti, Gabriele Ferzetti, Lea Massari, Dominique Blanchar

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L'AVVENTURA is a movie co-written and directed by Michelangelo Antonioni in 1960. The picture won the Jury Prize at the Cannes Film Festival.
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During a holiday trip on the Mediterranean Sea, Lea Massari, the girlfriend of Gabriele Ferzetti, disappears without leaving a trace. Ferzetti and Monica Vitti, the best friend of the missing Massari, will spend the next days looking for her. They hope that she has deliberately vanished after a nervous breakdown. Ferzetti, a rich playboy, has already forgotten Massari and tries to seduce Monica Vitti. Vitti, feeling guilty about her friend, at first resists but finally falls deeply in love with Ferzetti.
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Script Analysis of L'Avventura

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Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   1960's-1970's Romance/Love/Hugging    -   Yes Ethnic/Regional/Gender story?    -   Yes Ethnic/region/relig    -   Italian Woman/class/friends story?    -   story of "the rich"

Main Character

Identity:    -   Female Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   Italian Unusual characteristics:    -   Super sensitive soggy jelly muffin


Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   Italy Water?    -   Yes Water:    -   pleasure/love boat    -   swimming on Island?    -   Yes Island:    -   on vacation Misc setting    -   fancy mansion    -   resort/hotel    -   moving train    -   bar

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   vague references only    -   kissing    -   seeing breasts

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