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Red Desert (1964)

NR 09/04/1964 (US) Drama 1h 57m

This is the story of a woman… Her hidden thirsts and hungers… Told by the world-famous director Michelangelo Antonioni in his first color film.


Amid the modern wastelands and toxic factories of Italy, wife and mother Giuliana desperately tries to conceal her tenuous grip on reality from those around her, especially her successful yet neglectful husband, Ugo. Ugo's old pal, Corrado, shows up in town on a business trip and is more sensitive to Giuliana's anxieties. They begin an affair, but it does little to quell Giuliana's existential fears, and her mental state rapidly deteriorates.

  1. Michelangelo Antonioni

    Director, Screenplay, Story

  2. Tonino Guerra

    Screenplay, Story

Top Billed Cast

  1. Monica Vitti

    Monica Vitti


  2. Richard Harris

    Richard Harris

    Corrado Zeller

  3. Carlo Chionetti


  4. Xenia Valderi

    Xenia Valderi


  5. Rita Renoir

    Rita Renoir


  6. Lili Rheims

    Telescope operator's wife

  7. Aldo Grotti


  8. Valerio Bartoleschi

    Valerio (Giuliana's son)

  9. Emanuela Pala Carboni

    Girl in fable

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Red Desert
Red Desert

Original Title Il deserto rosso

Status Released

Original Language Italian

Budget -

Revenue -


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