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Genres: Drama , Romance
Actors: Monica Vitti , Paolo Bonacelli , Franco Branciaroli , Luigi Diberti , Elisabetta Pozzi , Amad Saha Alan
Director: Michelangelo Antonioni
Country: Italy, West Germany
Year: 1981
IMDB Rating: 6.5/10 (331 votes)

A hunted man breaks into the castle at Oberwald to kill the Queen, but faints before doing so. He is Sebastian, the splitting image of the King who was assassinated on his wedding day. The Queen discovers that Sebastian once wrote a subversive poem that she liked, even though it was attacking her. The Queen dares Sebastian to kill her, otherwise she vows to kill him.

Film Review

The Mystery of Oberwald is a made of television movie, done in video before being transferred to 35mm. As introduced by Lorenzo Codelli, this movie reunites actress Monica Vitti and director Michelangelo Antonioni since their last collaboration in Red Desert, some 17 years earlier. During this while, Vitti became a fairly successful comedic actress, while Antonioni was like a globetrotter having films made in the UK (Blowup), US (Zabriskie Point) and having a documentary done in China about China on the invitation of the Chinese government of the time. The movie was shot for state broadcast television, which was appealing to filmmakers at that time because it was increasingly difficult to raise funds for theatrical feature films.And if Antonioni wanted to make a film to dabble with video technology, then perhaps he had achieved that goal. Technically it had employed many tricks of the trade through its cinematography and editing, but what strikes you most is the use of colours in the …

Like many directors who were successful in the late 60s and 70s, Michelangelo Antonioni spent the 80s struggling to finance projects, alternating between filming stage plays and small television productions.For this reason, "The Mystery of Oberwald" is most interesting in how it clashes with the rest of Antionioni's filmography. For example, whilst the majority of Antonioni's films take place in a contemporary setting, "Oberwald" exists in some pre-World War I quasi-Hapsburg past. Likewise, the film is based on a stage-play, revokes Antonioni's use of glacial visuals in favour for lots of verbiage and trades some of the director's usual themes for a tale of magic and romanticism. The austerity of Antonioni's compositions are also swapped for a grungy VHS look, the picture shot on video rather than celluloid. The result is a stagey film which looks like a very bad 1980's television costume drama…which is exactly what "The Mystery…


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