Profession: Reporter - Ultra Collector Box Blu-ray + DVD + Book
L' ultimate masterpiece of Michelangelo Antonioni's international period
Having left for Africa to do research for a documentary, the reporter David Locke meets a certain Robertson, who bears a strange resemblance to him. When he discovers his lifeless body in his hotel room, Locke decides to assume the identity of the deceased in order to start a new life. He will then go to the appointments noted in Robertson's notebook which will take him to London, Munich and Barcelona, where he will meet a mysterious young woman ready to follow him...
After Blow-Up and Zabriskie Point , Profession: Reporter is Michelangelo Antonioni's third feature film shot away from his native Italy in collaboration with producer Carlo Ponti. Adopting an aesthetic close to the documentary, his film is a treasure hunt led by the duo Jack Nicholson and Maria Schneider. At first a pure thriller, Profession: reporter turns into an existential meditation on identity and the quest for oneself, magnified by an absolutely modern staging.
(1975 – Colors – 126 mins)
new HD restoration
THE BOX CONTAINS
// THE FILM (NEW HD RESTORATION)
. ANTONIONI ON "PROFESSION: REPORTER" (5 mn)
Directed by Gérard Dupagny © 1975 – Ina
In this extract from the 1 p.m. television news of May 15, 1975, Antonioni evokes the personality of his hero and his quest for unobtainable freedom.
. CINEMA CINEMAS: ANTONIONI, THE LAST SEQUENCE (14 mins)
Realization André-Sylvain Labarthe © 1985 – Ina
Michelangelo Antonioni comments and analyzes the last scene of his film.
. "ANTONIONI SEEN BY ANTONIONI" (1978 – Colors – 21 mn)
Directed by Lino Micciché. Michelangelo Antonioni paints his own portrait here.
. "LOVE LIE" (1949 – B&W – 12 mn)
The world of the photo novel observed with tenderness and irony by Antonioni.
. "MICHELANGELO ANTONIONI, THE LOOK THAT CHANGED CINEMA"
(2001 – Colors and B&W – 56 mins)
A look back at the director's career through period interviews and filming images.
. FILM CREDITS IN ENGLISH OR ITALIAN (BLU-RAY EXCLUSIVE)
. TRAILER 2005
* Extras available on Blu-ray™ and DVD.
(In HD only on the Blu-ray™ version)
// THE UNPRECEDENTED BOOK OF 160 PAGES (INCLUDING 35 ARCHIVE PHOTOS)
"THE DESERT ADVENTURE: PROFESSION: REPORTER" DIRECTED BY DOMINIQUE PAÏNI
“Antononi proposes with Profession: reporting a fiction of personality substitution: borrowing the body and identity of another, taking advantage of the death of a stranger to reidentify himself, reinvent his own life. In short, changing skin, being someone else. - Dominique Païni
Directed by Dominique Païni, curator of the Antonioni exhibition mounted in Ferrara in 2011, L'Aventure du désert explores the many facets of Profession: Reporter , the last film in Antonioni's utopian trilogy centered on the intimate. Through period interviews with the filmmaker, analyzes and a press review, this unpublished work (enriched with 35 archive photos) provides fascinating leads for understanding this great film on flight, point of view. organ from Antonioni's career.
// AN EXCLUSIVE VISUAL CREATED BY ROBERT SAMMELIN
Robert Sammelin is a self-taught artist, illustrator and graphic designer from Kiruna in Sweden. He is creative director at DICE, the video game studio that created the Battlefield franchise, and also produces illustrations, posters and comics.
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Released June 20, 2018