Love 1962

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German title Love 1962 (FRG)
solar eclipse (GDR)
Original title L'eclisse
Country of production Italy
original language Italian
Publishing year 1962
length 126 minutes
Age rating FSK 16
Director Michelangelo Antonioni
script Michelangelo Antonioni
Tonino Guerra
Elio Bartolini
production Raymond
Robert Hakim
music Giovanni Fusco
camera Gianni di Venanzo
cut Eraldo Da Roma

1. Synchro: Synchronous database 1962
2. Synchro: Synchronous database 1971

Love 1962 (Alternative title: eclipse , original title: L'eclisse ) is in black and white twisted Italian - French film drama of Michelangelo Antonioni from the year 1962 .


Vittoria works as a translator in Rome . After a night of disagreement, she leaves her long-time friend Riccardo. She meets her mother, who tries her luck on the stock exchange as a speculator. It is there that Vittoria meets the young stockbroker Piero. Piero is just as aimless as Vittoria, has no home of his own, sometimes lives with his parents or stays in the office. He regards trading on the stock exchange as a sport. Slowly and monosyllabically they begin a relationship, believing that their mutual sense of forlornness binds them together. But the feeling that they think they feel for one another is deceptive; their being lost is stronger than their love for one another. They make an appointment, but neither of them shows up at the agreed time. The film ends with a sequence of shots lasting several minutes that show the deserted place of their meeting, while the darkness of the film title (“L'eclisse” = German “darkness”) falls.


Love 1962 is the last part of a trilogy that Antonioni began with the film Playing with Love in 1960 and continued in 1961 with Die Nacht .

The film started on October 19, 1962 in the FRG and on January 14, 1972 under the title Solar Eclipse in the GDR cinemas .

Large parts of the film were shot in EUR , a new district created during the fascist era.


“Using the example of a Roman girl from a small family between two men, Antonioni takes up the subject of the lack of contact and the inability to love in modern humans. A testimony of an alert mind that ends in skepticism and emptiness, not easy to break down due to the contrapuntal design. The pessimistic, strongly symbolic design makes the desolation tangible, but also difficult to bear. "

"Conclusion: A hopeless and depressive drama from the world of

Interpersonal relationships, a film that is perfect down to the smallest detail, whose protagonists and photography shine continuously. "

Italo-Cinema, Frank Faltin

"It is difficult to explain what is being transported here ineffable

translate it into verbal terms, so that an extremely haunting power of images and movements emerges that distinguish Michelangelo Antonioni as a true talent for directing, who has visualized the darkening of love in an extremely appealing way. "

Cinema time

“Formally very expressive film, whose message of the lack of contact and voidness demands open-minded viewers. For adults with a critical eye an opportunity for reflection and discussion. "


The film entered the competition at the Cannes International Film Festival in 1962 and won the Special Jury Prize .

Individual evidence

  1. a b Liebe 1962 in the Lexicon of International FilmsTemplate: LdiF / Maintenance / Access used .
  2. ^ Jacqueline Maurer: Michelangelo Antonioni (1912-2007): 'L'Eclisse' (1962). Cinematic spatial construction and staging of urban space: EUR (Rome). ( Memento of the original from December 8, 2015 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link was automatically inserted and not yet checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. In: Peristyle - Society for Swiss Art History, May 27, 2013. @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot /
  3. Love 1962 - Retrieved September 4, 2019 .
  4. Love 1962 | Film, trailer, review. Retrieved September 4, 2019 .
  5. Evangelischer Presseverband München, Review No. 590/1962

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