IMDb > Red Desert (1964)
Il deserto rosso
Quicklinks
Top Links
trailers and videosfull cast and crewtriviaofficial sitesmemorable quotes
Overview
main detailscombined detailsfull cast and crewcompany credits
Awards & Reviews
user reviewsexternal reviewsawardsuser ratingsparents guidemessage board
Plot & Quotes
plot summarysynopsisplot keywordsmemorable quotes
Did You Know?
triviagoofssoundtrack listingcrazy creditsalternate versionsmovie connectionsFAQ
Other Info
box office/businessrelease datesfilming locationstechnical specsliterature listingsNewsDesk
Promotional
taglines trailers and videos posters photo gallery
External Links
showtimesofficial sitesmiscellaneousphotographssound clipsvideo clips

Red Desert (1964) More at IMDbPro »Il deserto rosso (original title)

Photos (See all 23 | slideshow) Videos
Red Desert -- 3 Reasons Criterion Collection trailer

Overview

User Rating:
7.7/10   8,712 votes »
Your Rating:
Saving vote...
Deleting vote...
/10   (delete | history)
Sorry, there was a problem
Popularity: ?
Up 11% in popularity this week. See why on IMDbPro.
Contact:
View company contact information for Red Desert on IMDbPro.
Release Date:
8 February 1965 (USA) See more »
Genre:
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:
In a bleak rundown industrial area a young woman, Giuliana, tries to cope with life. She's married to... See more » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
8 wins & 2 nominations See more »
NewsDesk:
(96 articles)
Criterion Picks on Fandor: Directing in Color
 (From CriterionCast. 26 January 2016, 9:08 AM, PST)

Viennale 2015. Lions and tigers and bears. Oh my!
 (From MUBI. 8 November 2015, 5:01 AM, PST)

Win L’Eclisse On Blu Ray
 (From Obsessed with Film. 23 September 2015, 7:14 AM, PDT)

User Reviews:
Colour, light, vision, motion See more (40 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (complete, awaiting verification)

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)
 
Crew believed to be complete


Production CompaniesDistributorsOther Companies

Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Il deserto rosso" - Italy (original title)
See more »
Runtime:
117 min
Country:
Language:
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

Did You Know?

Trivia:
In an interview with Jean-Luc Godard, Michelangelo Antonioni dismissed the general critical consensus that industrialization was partly responsible for the fragmenting of Guiliana's mind. He said his intention was actually to celebrate the beauty of the industrial landscape, something that Guiliana can't appreciate because of her fragile mental state.See more »
Quotes:
Giuliana:Giuliana: There's something terrible about reality but i don't know what it is.See more »
Movie Connections:
Featured in Z Channel: A Magnificent Obsession (2004) (TV)See more »

FAQ

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.
30 out of 37 people found the following review useful.
Colour, light, vision, motion, 8 July 1999
Author: cwitt

Thirty-five years later, this film is amazing for many reasons, mostly perhaps for Antonioni's daring, bold, unique and amazing sense of colour. Great performances all around, great camera work, soundtrack - it's perfect. The theme is one that Antonioni has explored since his very first film: emotional, physical and historical alienation. Those who know the work of the artist Giorgio Morandi will find many similarities in the colour schemes and how Antonioni frames each shot. A rewarding, astonishing and visionary film in every sense.

Was the above review useful to you?
See more (40 total) »

Message Boards

Discuss this movie with other users on IMDb message board for Red Desert (1964)
Recent Posts (updated daily)User
WTF???? Camiyiya
Critics rate 100% fresh - Emperor's new clothes? bokibongbing
Is Richard Harris Dubbed? dijon1
Dissenting voices - deal with it svenrufus
The Spectacular Fog Scene thecuckooclock
Interesting article interpreting 'Red Desert' mackjay2
See more »

Recommendations

If you enjoyed this title, our database also recommends:
- - - - -
Marcel Proust's Time Regained Thirteen Conversations About One Thing I Vitelloni Juliet of the Spirits
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
Show more recommendations

Related Links

Full cast and crew Company credits External reviews
News articles IMDb Drama section IMDb Italy section

You may report errors and omissions on this page to the IMDb database managers. They will be examined and if approved will be included in a future update. Clicking the 'Edit page' button will take you through a step-by-step process.