Avant-garde Italian director Michelangelo Antonioni’s first narrative feature depicts a stark tale of jealousy, passion and betrayal. Consumed by the thought that his young wife, Paola (Lucia Bose), is cheating on him, Enrico (Massimo Girotti) hires a detective, Carloni (Gino Rossi), to tail her. Ironically, Enrico’s actions result in Paola’s reunion with ex-lover Guido (Massimo Girotti), and the two begin an illicit affair.

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