Christ Stopped at Eboli
- Original title
Cristo si è fermato a Eboli
- Running time
- 150 min.
Francesco Rosi, Tonino Guerra, Raffaele La Capria (Novel: Carlo Levi)
Pasqualino De Santis
Gian Maria Volonté,
Co-production Italy-France; Raidue / Vides Cinematografica / Action Films
- 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...
: David di Donatello Awards: Best Film and Director
: BAFTA Awards: Best Foreign Language Film
: Cannes Film Festival: Official Selection (Out Of Competition)
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