Cert: 15 Year: 1975 Length: 121 mins
Score: 54.93% Attendance: 113
Since leading man Jack Nicholson acquired the rights to The Passenger in the mid-1980s, screenings of Antonioni's 1975 identity-swap oddity have become increasingly rare. Now, reissued in a new print, we have a chance to enjoy this tale of a world-weary television reporter in Africa who is profoundly depressed by his failing marriage and by a drab professional career. While researching a documentary in the Sahara Desert he meets a gunrunner who dies suddenly. Noticing that they have a similar appearance, he assumes the recently deceased's identity and accepts the consequences that it brings, showcasing one of Jack Nicholson's finest ever screen performances.
A classic...that really does shimmer in the mind like a remembered dream.
Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian
Antonioni draws on certain thriller conventions: car chases, assassinations, female romantic interest... and Tovoli's magnificent cinematography of the African desert and the arid Spanish countryside. BBCi
Find A Film
Search over 1050 films in the Keswick Film Club archive.
Keswick Film Club has won the following British
Federation of Film Societies awards:
Best Website 2008
Best Website 2007
Film Society of The Year 2006
Best Programme 2005
Best Programme 2004
Best Programme 2002
Best Programme 2001
Best New Film Society 2000
plus 7 Distinctions and 4 Commendations
See All Awards
Links Explore the internet with Keswick Film Club