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Christ Stopped at Eboli

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Original title
Cristo si è fermato a Eboli
Year
Running time
150 min.
Country
Italy Italy
Director
Screenwriter
Francesco Rosi, Tonino Guerra, Raffaele La Capria (Novel: Carlo Levi)
Music
Piero Piccioni
Cinematography
Pasqualino De Santis
Cast
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Producer
Co-production Italy-France; Raidue / Vides Cinematografica / Action Films
Genre
Drama
Synopsis / Plot
The story follows a real life anti-fascist intellectual, Carlo Levi, into his forced exile in small, isolated village in a remote region of Southern Italy. The village is populated by inhabitants who barely survive on the meager harvest of the unyielding land. Eboli, the closest train station, is the last outpost of civilization (such as it is) before entering a world that has changed very little since the Middle Ages. The movie title, after the book written by Carlo Levi, expresses all the sense of abandon, neglect, desolation and human despair. According to the local tales, even Christ, in his southward journey, went no further than Eboli. Beyond that point, not even God dared (or could be bothered) to go...
Awards
1978: David di Donatello Awards: Best Film and Director
1982: BAFTA Awards: Best Foreign Language Film
1979: Cannes Film Festival: Official Selection (Out Of Competition)
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