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Il deserto rosso
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Release Date:
8 February 1965 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
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.
Plot:
Cold, rain, and fog surround a plant in Ravenna. Factory waste pollutes local lakes; hulking anonymous ships pass or dock and raise quarantine flags... See more » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
5 wins & 2 nominations See more »
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(89 articles)
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Cast

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Directed by
Michelangelo Antonioni 
 
Writing credits
Michelangelo Antonioni  &
Tonino Guerra 

Produced by
Tonino Cervi .... producer (as Antonio Cervi)
Angelo Rizzoli .... co-producer
 
Original Music by
Giovanni Fusco 
Vittorio Gelmetti (electronic music)
 
Cinematography by
Carlo Di Palma 
 
Film Editing by
Eraldo Da Roma 
 
Art Direction by
Piero Poletto 
 
Costume Design by
Gitt Magrini 
 
Makeup Department
Giancarlo De Leonardis .... hair stylist
Giancarlo De Leonardis .... key hair stylist (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Ugo Tucci .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Gianni Arduini .... first assistant director
Flavio Niccolini .... second assistant director
 
Art Department
Sergio Donà .... property master
 
Sound Department
Mario Bramonti .... boom operator
Renato Cadueri .... sound assistant
Claudio Maielli .... sound
 
Special Effects by
Franco Freda .... special effects
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Gianni Antinori .... second assistant camera
Claudio Cortini .... still photographer
Dario Di Palma .... camera operator
Romolo Romagnoli .... key grip
Elmiro Rubeo .... gaffer
Alberto Spagnoli .... first assistant camera
Sergio Strizzi .... still photographer
Francesco Brescini .... electrician (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Paola Carloni .... wardrober
 
Editorial Department
Stephen Bearman .... colorist
Marisa Mengoli .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
Vittorio Gelmetti .... composer: electronic music
Carlo Savina .... musical director
 
Other crew
Serena Canevari .... script supervisor
Dino Di Salvo .... production auditor
Eros Lanfranconi .... production secretary
Rodolfo Martello .... production auditor
Giuseppe Rinaldi .... voice dubbing: Richard Harris (uncredited)
 
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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Il deserto rosso" - Italy (original title)
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Runtime:
117 min
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Color:
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Westrex Recording System)
Certification:
Argentina:16 | Australia:PG | Finland:K-16 | Germany:12 | Italy:VM14 | Netherlands:18 (1966) | Portugal:M/16 | Singapore:PG | UK:X (original rating) | UK:12A (theatrical re-release) (2012) | UK:15 (video rating) (1995) | USA:Not Rated

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Trivia:
David Hemmings claims in his autobiography that Richard Harris was kicked off the film after he punched Antonioni and that the scenes that were still to be completed were done with another actor who was photographed from behind. Hemmings was apparently told this when Harris warned him about Antonioni when Hemmings was working on Blow-Up (1966).See more »
Quotes:
Giuliana:I feel my eyes tearing up. What should I do with my eyes? What should I watch?
Corrado Zeller:You ask what you should watch. I ask how I should live. It's the same thing.
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Referenced in Nostalgia (1983)See more »

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27 out of 40 people found the following review useful.
I'm one of its followers..., 5 April 2001
Author: zetes from Saint Paul, MN

If I could, I would deify this film. What most impresses me about a film is exhibited here to the utmost: mood. After this film is done, I feel completely destroyed. If you did not feel alienated from the world around you when you started, you will be by the end. If you were feeling alienated when you started, then you may just be contemplating suicide when the film ends. This mood is absolutely crushing. It affects me more than any other film, with some exceptions that are equal with it - 2001, Persona, The Passion of Joan of Arc, and maybe a couple of others that I can't think of offhand. Red Desert is a perfect film. If anything else, at least one must be able to appreciate the masterful visual composition. If you're dismissing this film, you're really missing something. 10/10

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