A naturally well-off society, apparently happy but actually deeply lonely and sad. Constantly looking for a meaning, a purpose, a moment that justifies the irreversible tendency to a perennial dissatisfaction.This is the disconsolate representation of the Italian middle class of the 1960s, contextualized in a Milan without merits or defects, ordinary and beautiful, Italian but already European, as indifferent as it is protagonist.

 

Antonioni, La Notte (1961)