Jack Nicholson stars as a disillusioned journalist who makes the strange decision to exchange identities with a colleague he has discovered dead in his hotel room.
Antonioni's third English-language feature is an evocatively subdued thriller and road movie (taking in Barcelona, London and North Africa).
Luciano Tovoli's arrestingly scenic cinematography is harnessed to express psychological tension in pure and dynamic visual terms, diffusing conventional dependence on drama and dialogue. The concluding sequence, a precisely executed seven-minute tracking shot, suspensefully delivers the film's final, inexplicable shock.
With Maria Schneider.