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Oedipus Rex

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Original title
Edipo re
Year
Running time
104 min.
Country
Italy Italy
Director
Screenwriter
Pier Paolo Pasolini (Play: Sofocles)
Music
Varios
Cinematography
Giuseppe Ruzzolini (B&W)
Cast
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Producer
Co-production Italy-Morocco; Arco Film Roma / Somafis
Genre
Drama | Ancient Greece
Movie Groups
Sophocles Adaptations
New
Synopsis / Plot
In pre-war Italy, a young couple have a baby boy. The father, however, is jealous of his son - and the scene moves to antiquity, where the baby is taken into the desert to be killed. He is rescued, given the name Edipo (Oedipus), and brought up by the King and Queen of Corinth as their son. One day an oracle informs Edipo that he is destined to kill his father and marry his mother. Horrified, he flees Corinth and his supposed parents - only to get into a fight and kill an older man on the road...
Awards
1967: Venice Film Festival: Nominated for Golden Lion
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