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Tonino Guerra: Equilibrium

A nameless graphic designer is haunted by the concentration camp in which he was once interned. Obsessed with his past, as well as Italy’s present ‘economic miracle’, he retreats to a rural villa where he decorates the rooms with “arrows, signs, advertisements”; invents a new, purposefully incomprehensible typeface; and attempts to devise a marketing campaign for stones. Upon finally returning to Milan life becomes even more unbalanced. He loses his job and acquires a mistress whom he soon confuses both with his wife and the memory of the young, Czech woman he abandoned at the end of the war.