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The Red Desert

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Monica Vitti plays an engineer's wife adrift in the stark industrial landscape of Northern Italy - she has a nervous breakdown, attempts suicide and starts a tentative affair. In this key work - and his first film in colour - Antonioni deploys colour to extraordinary emotional effect, suggesting the interior landscape of his main character by the non-realist colouring of the landscape around her. In his carefully framed compositions objects resemble elements in an abstract painting while Vitti crumples fetchingly against decaying walls as jets roar overhead.
Special Features:

* All new restored print
* Audio Commentary by Rolando Caputo, Associate Lecturer in Cinema Studies, School of Communication, Arts & Critical Enquiry, LaTrobe University
* Michelangelo Antonioni: A Portrait
Release date NZ
November 9th, 2006
Length (Minutes)
Aspect Ratio
  • 1.78 : 1
Supported Audio
  • Dolby Digital Mono
Country of Production
  • Italy
  • Drama
Movie Format
  • DVD
DVD Region
  • Region 4
  • Standard Edition
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