Antonioni's highly individualistic exploration of a desolate and spiritually alienated America.
In his first American film, Antonioni explores a desolate and spiritually alienated Ameirica as seen through the eyes of a young revolutionary. Set against the sights and sounds of the youth movement of the late sixties, Zabriskie Point tells of three dissimilar people whose lives converge quite by accident, touching briefly in a way that changes each forever.
The protagonists are Mark, a former student and part-time radical who steals a plane to flee Los Angeles; Daria, a beautiful and restless girl; and her employer, an attorney handling a real estate development project. While driving through the desert home outside Phoenix, Daria meets Mark. Their affinity is immediate. The time they spend together in the desert, their parting and Daria's apocalyptic vision of America at the end are major elements of the film.
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Director: Michelangelo Antonioni
Cast: Mark Frechette, Daria Halprin, Paul Fix, G.D. Spradlin, Bill Garaway, Kathleen Cleaver, Rod Taylor, The Open Theatre of Joe Chaikin, Harrison Ford
Genre: Romance, Drama
Run Time Approx: 108 mins
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