The Passenger

The Passenger
by Michelangelo Antonioni1h591974Italy

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Three-time Oscar(r)-winner Jack Nicholson (Best Actor, As Good As It Gets - 1997, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest - 1975; Best Supporting Actor, Terms of Endearment - 1983) and iconic screen beauty Maria Schneider (Last Tango in Paris) star in THE PASSENGER, a cinematically brilliant romantic thriller written and directed by Oscar(r)-winning filmmaker Michelangelo Antonioni 1995 Honorary Award (Blow Up, L'Avventura). When a fellow traveler dies suddenly, burned-out journalist David Locke (Jack Nicholson) assumes his identity. Using the dead man's datebook as a guide, Locke travels throughout Europe and Africa, taking meetings with dangerous gun runners and falling for a beguiling young woman (Marie Schneider). But his exciting newfound freedom carries a fateful price as Locke realizes he is in over his head. Featuring a tour-de-force performance by Nicholson, THE PASSENGER won the Bodil Award in 1976 for Best European Film and was nominated for the Golden Palm at the 1975 Cannes Film Festival. 

Cast and crew
  • Credits

    • Photo Director : Luciano Tovoli
    • Production Compagny : Metro Goldwyn Mayer (MGM), Les Films Concordia, Compagnia Cinematografica Champion, C.I.P.I. Cinematográfica
    • Editing : Michelangelo Antonioni, Franco Arcalli
    • Director : Michelangelo Antonioni
    • Scenario : Michelangelo Antonioni, Mark Peploe, Peter Wollen
    • Producer : Carlo Ponti
    • Distributor : Carlotta Films
    • Set Decoration : Piero Poletto
    • Costume Design : Louise Stjernsward
    • Sound Mixer : Fausto Ancillai
    • Original Work Author : Mark Peploe
    • Executive Producer : Alessandro von Norman
  • Technical details

    • Printed format : 35 mm
    • Sound mix : Stéréo 2.0
    • Year of production : 1974
    • French release date : 18 juin 1975
    • Category : Feature film
    • Color : Colors
    • Language : English

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