Red Desert [Criterion Collection] [Blu-ray] [Italian] [1964]

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Special Features

  • Audio commentary by Italian film scholar David Forgacs
  • Archival interviews with director Michelangelo Antonioni and actress Monica Vitti
  • Two short documentaries by Antonioni: gente del po, about a barge trip down the Po river, and nu about urban street cleaners
  • Dailies from the original production
  • Theatrical trailer
  • Plus: a booklet featuring an essay by film writer Mark Le Fanu, a reprinted interview with Antonioni conducted Jean-Luc Godard, and writings by Antonioni on gente del po and nu


Red Desert
Red Desert (Il Deserto Rosso) once more combines the considerable talents of director Michelangelo Antonioni and star Monica Vitti. Cast as Giuliana, an unhappy wife, Vitti suffers from an unnamed form of depression and malaise. Her quicksilver emotional shifts disturb everyone around her, but they, like she, pretend that nothing is truly wrong. British engineer Corrado Zeller (Richard Harris) seems to understand what Giuliana is really after in life, and he acts upon it by entering into an affair with the troubled woman. Giuliana eventually comes to terms with her physical and mental pain, but this hardly means that she's "cured" in the conventional sense. Monica Vitti's sense of isolation is heightened by Antonioni's (and cinematographer Carlo DiPalma's) choice of colors, and especially by Carlo Savina's bizarre electronic musical score. This is a landmark movie in Antonioni's effort to portray alienated individuals in contemporary life; he places people against towering forms of technology to emphasize their smallness and lostness in the modern world of technological change. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • Monica Vitti
    Monica Vitti - Giuliana
  • Richard Harris
    Richard Harris - Corrado Zeller
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    Carlo Chionetti - Ugo
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    Xenia Valderi - Linda
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    Rita Renoir - Emilia
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