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RED DESERT

by Michelangelo Antonioni

synopsis

In a bleak rundown industrial area a young woman, Giuliana, tries to cope with life. She's married to Ugo the manager of a local plant but is soon having an affair with one of his co-workers, Corrado Zeller, who is visiting. Giuliana is unstable, not quite knowing anymore just what her role is, whether that be a wife, a mother or just another person. Her escape from life is short-lived however as Zeller is simply using her to satisfy his own needs and desires.

international title: Red Desert
original title: Il deserto rosso
country: Italy, France
year: 1964
genre: fiction
directed by: Michelangelo Antonioni
film run: 117'
release date: IT 07/09/1964, FR 27/10/1964, DE 04/12/1964, PT 12/02/1965, SE 22/03/1965, UK 31/03/1965, SU 07/1965, DK 16/11/1965, NL 27/01/1966, HU 17/02/1966, FI 18/03/1966, ES 01/12/1969, GR 09/08/2002
screenplay: Michelangelo Antonioni, Tonino Guerra
cast: Monica Vitti, Richard Harris, Carlo Chionetti
cinematography by: Carlo Di Palma
film editing: Eraldo Da Roma
costumes designer: Gitt Magrini
producer: Tonino Cervi
co-producer: Angelo Rizzoli

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