Actors: John Malkovich, Peter Weller, Sophie Marceau, Fanny Ardant, Irčne Jacob, Jean Reno, Marcello Mastroianni, Jeanne Moreau
|Review Summary and Plot Commentary about Beyond the Clouds|
|BEYOND THE CLOUDS is a movie co-written and co-directed by Michelangelo Antonioni and Wim Wenders in 1995. The picture won the FIPRESCI Award at the Venice Film Festival.
John Malkovich is a director looking for ideas for his next film. In Ferrara, Italy, he remembers the love story of a man and a woman who had everything to be happy but, for an unexplained reason, never succeeded in expressing their feelings for each other. Later, Malkovich is involved in a short and passionate relation with Sophie Marceau who has stabbed her father to death. Then Malkovich imagines the life of a man who can't decide between his wife and his mistress. Finally, the fourth segment allows the director to witness the efforts of Vincent Perez trying to seduce a totally uninterested Irčne Jacob. Each story is a example of the theme of the lack of understanding between man and woman, a recurrent theme in Antonioni's filmography. Sex, when it occurs, is the only way left to lovers to communicate. The very profound dialogs of the movie contrast sharply with the intimate moments enjoyed by the characters.
--Daniel Staebler, Resident Scholar
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Time/era of movie:
Kind of romance:
- romance (general)
- inconveniently married while playing footsy
Inner struggle or disability
- very deep philosophy-of-life stuff
- totally uninterested
- brunette (Black)
- (man) bald
- (man) average
How sensitive is this character?
- sensitive to others' feelings
- Very much smarter than other characters
- average physique
Secondary Main Character
- brunette (Brown)
- (woman) medium/shoulderlgn straight
- (woman) ample bosom & buttocks
- full frontal
How much in movie?
- passenger plane
- moving train
Accounts of torture and death?
- no torture/death
Movie makes you feel...
Sex/nudity in movie?
What kind of sex:
- actual description of sex
- seeing breasts
- seeing nude female butt
- seeing full frontal--women
If soundtrack VERY NOTICEABLE...
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