Directed by MICHELANGELO ANTONIONI Screenplay by MARK PEPLOE, PETER WOLLEN and MICHELANGELO ANTONIONI
Like much of Antonioni's work, The Passenger uses eerie and voluptuous imagery to define a condition of spiritual paralysis. His is a chill world, ordered and mysterious, where hope hardly abides.
Here, as in L'Avventura and La Notte, Antonioni's unsettled protagonist becomes increasingly the victim of a malaise that has no clear source. A television journalist named Locke (Jack Nicholson) is on assignment in a remote corner of the North African desert, trying to run to ground a story on some guerrilla fighters. The barren, blasted landscapes, the unknown...