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Am I going to see the new Antonioni, or should one call it the new “Antonioni”? There is something too cruelly appropriate in a director whose essential theme is the difficulty of human communication being reduced, by a stroke, to hermetic silence. Wim Wenders’s offer to be the understudying interpreter of the maestro’s wishes, when it came to making Beyond the Clouds, is to his credit but does not add to my desire to see the film. Although it is based on a quartet of Antonioni’s autobiographical stories, it has interleaved linkage supplied by Wenders and stars the now irreparably…

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