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L'eclisse is a very beautiful movie. However i felt it to be a sad story about a woman - played by the sheer beautiful Monica Vitti - who leaves her current lover and falls in love with a man played by the mighty Alain Delon ( his 60's movies are must haves ao Le Samourai, Cercle Rouge etc ). But there still is sadness and a distance between them. She does not want to fall in love that easy again. There are a lot of silent parts in the movie without dialogues and images of the scenery which makes the move even more beautiful. It is like Antonioni is sniffing around at life itself. The couple regularly meet at the same place and near the end of the movie they make a new appointment however none of the two show up and the movie then ends with a serie of images of streets and people and the streets in daylight and the movie ends at dusk with a street lantern when suddenly the magic word FIN appears. So what have we seen ? The third movie in a trilogy after l'Avventura and La Notte with an open ending. Antonioni is one of the greatest Italian filmmakers ever. Suffice to say this is of highest possible recommendation. A beautiful Blu-Ray reissue is on my wishlist.