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The Vanquished [DVD] [1953]

Release Date:03/29/2011

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    Special Features

    • The Original Exclusive, Uncut and Elongated Version of the Italian Episode as Presented at the 1953 Venice Film Festival
    • An Interview with the Producer, Turi Vasile
    • An Interview with one of the Protagonists, Franco Interlenghi
    • An Exclusive Rare Short Film by Michelangelo Antonioni: Tentato Suicidio 23 Mins., 1953
    • A Fully Illustrated Booklet containing critical analysis of the genesis of the film
    • Director Biography and Filmography


    The Vanquished
    Director Michelangelo Antonioni's unique triptych film features three murders, one taking place in Paris, another in Rome, and another in London. All of the perpetrators are affluent youths, each killing for his own dubious motive. In the France segment, a group of adolescents kill for money, even though they don't need it; in the London segment, a poet uncovers a woman's body and tries to profit from the discovery; and in the Italian segment, a student becomes caught up in a smuggling ring, with deadly results. Though each crime is investigated, the guilty are rarely singled out for their actions. I Vinti had a protracted production schedule, due in large part to the director's inability to find funding for such ambitious, resolutely downbeat material. ~ Michael Hastings, Rovi

    Cast & Crew

    • Franco Interlenghi
      Franco Interlenghi - Claudio
    • Patrick Barr
      Patrick Barr - Kent Watton
    • Anna Maria Ferrero
      Anna Maria Ferrero - Marina
    • Eduardo Ciannelli
      Eduardo Ciannelli - Claudio's father
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      Evi Maltagliati

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