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ZABRISKIE POINT

USA, 1969 (MIFF 1976, Antonioni Retrospective)

Director: Michelangelo Antonioni

Shot in the deserts of Arizona, Antonioni's first American film tells of two young people whose paths cross for a single day and night. In the morning he goes to his death, and the girl escapes into fantasy, depicted in the final spectacular scene of the film.

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