ITA / FRA
Dir: Michelangelo Antonioni
Starring: Patrick Barr and Fay Compton
Three stories of well-off youths who commit murders
The title of this drama translates into English as ‘The Vanquished’. The film is in three parts, composing of three short stories, one French, one Italian and one English. The theatrical film was dubbed into Italian for all three episodes, although the Italian DVD offers the restored uncut and undubbed trilingual version. The Italian episode was modified for censorship reasons, yet the entire film was refused a certificate by the British Board of Film Censors in 1954, and has never been released in the UK. The French episode had trouble with French censorship and was not released until 1963. The actors listed above appear in the English story. There is a scene filmed in the ticket hall of Piccadilly Circus Underground station and a scene filmed on common land with Peter Reynolds looking down into a railway cutting as a formation of 3 SUB EMUs pass by.