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Red Desert (Il Deserto rosso)

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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
Valerio - 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 factory. He pursues her, they join friends for a dinner party of sexual play, then, while Ugo is away on business, she fears that her son has polio. When she discovers the boy is faking, she goes to Zeller, panicked that no one needs her. He takes advantage of her distress, and she is again alone an ... (more)
Release date: 8 February 1965
UPC: 014381478020
Tags: Italy (8), Drama (8), Italian (7), 1960s (7), 1964 (6), Modern World (4), Neurotic (3), Ship (2), 60's (2), Alienation (2), Anxiety Disorder (2), Suicide (2), Depression (2), Electronic Music (2), Factory (2), Existential (1), Neurosis (1), Very Little Dialogue (1), Malaise (1), Suicidal (1)
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