The Passenger

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The Passenger ★★★½ Profession: Reporter 1975 (PG)

A dissatisfied TV reporter changes identities with a dead man while on assignment in Africa, then learns that he is posing as a gunrunner. Mysterious, elliptical production from Italian master Antonioni, who co-wrote. Nicholson is fine in the low-key role, and Schneider is surprisingly winning as the woman drawn to him. The object of much debate, hailed by some as quintessential cinema and by others as slow and unrewarding. 119m/C VHS, DVD . IT Jack Nicholson, Maria Schneider, Ian Hendry, Jenny Runacre, Steven Berkoff; D: Michelangelo Antonioni; W: Mark Peploe, Michelangelo Antonioni; M: Claude Bolling.

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