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Red Desert (Il Deserto rosso) (1964)

Red Desert
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Monica Vitti

Monica Vitti

Giuliana
Richard Harris

Richard Harris

Corrado Zeller
Xenia Valderi

Xenia Valderi

Linda
Rita Renoir

Rita Renoir

Emilia
Lili Rheims

Lili Rheims

Telescope operator's wife
Aldo Grotti

Aldo Grotti

Max
Valerio Bartoleschi

Valerio Bartoleschi

Giuliana's son


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Description: Cold, rain, and fog surround a plant in Ravenna. Factory waste pollutes local lakes; hulking anonymous ships pass or dock and raise quarantine flags. Guiliana, a housewife married to the plant manager, Ugo, is mentally ill, hiding it from her husband as best she can. She meets Zeller, an engineer en route to Patagonia to set up a ... (more)
Release date: 8 February 1965
UPC: 014381478020
Italy (10), 1960s (8), Italian (7), Drama (7), 1964 (6), Modern World (4), Neurotic (3), Factory (2), Ship (2), 60's (2), Alienation (2), Anxiety Disorder (2), Suicide (2), Depression (2), Electronic Music (2), Beach (1), Fable (1), Red (1), Strike (1), Golden Lion (1)
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