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Writer:
Pier Paolo Pasolini (written by)
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Release Date:
7 September 1967 (Italy) See more »
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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... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
4 wins & 4 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Authenticity is not the issue See more (10 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Silvana Mangano ... Jocasta

Franco Citti ... Oedipus

Alida Valli ... Merope
Carmelo Bene ... Creon

Julian Beck ... Tiresias
Luciano Bartoli ... Laius
Francesco Leonetti ... Laius' Servant
Ahmed Belhachmi ... Polybus
Giovanni Ivan Scratuglia ... Priest (as Ivan Scratuglia)
Giandomenico Davoli ... Shepherd

Ninetto Davoli ... Angelo the Messenger
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Laura Betti ... Jocasta's Maid (uncredited)

Pier Paolo Pasolini ... High Priest (uncredited)
Isabel Ruth ... Jocasta's Maid with a Lamb (uncredited)

Directed by
Pier Paolo Pasolini 
 
Writing credits
Pier Paolo Pasolini (written by)

Produced by
Alfredo Bini .... producer
 
Cinematography by
Giuseppe Ruzzolini 
 
Film Editing by
Nino Baragli 
 
Production Design by
Luigi Scaccianoce 
 
Set Decoration by
Andrea Fantacci 
 
Costume Design by
Danilo Donati 
 
Makeup Department
Ernesta Cesetti .... hair stylist
Maria Teresa Corridoni .... hair stylist
Giulio Natalucci .... makeup artist
Goffredo Rocchetti .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Eliseo Boschi .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jean-Claude Biette .... assistant director (as Jean Claude Biette)
Benoît Lamy .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Dante Ferretti .... assistant production designer
 
Sound Department
Fausto Ancillai .... sound mixer
Gilles Barberis .... audio restorer
Carlo Tarchi .... sound
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Bruno Bruni .... still photographer
Sergio Rubini .... assistant camera
Otello Spila .... camera operator
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Piero Cicoletti .... assistant costume designer
 
Other crew
Lina D'Amico .... script supervisor
Walter Fabrizio .... production secretary
Paolo Ferrari .... voice dubbing: Franco Citti
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Edipo re" - Italy (original title)
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Runtime:
104 min
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Color:
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Argentina:16 | Canada:14+ (Ontario) | Finland:K-16 | Italy:VM18 (original rating) | Italy:VM14 (re-rating) (1993) | Spain:13 | UK:X (original rating) | UK:15 (video rating) (1990)
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
Sophocles, the author of the original Greek tragedy on which this film is based, is given no on-screen credit.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Black Dahlia (2006) (V)See more »

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23 out of 39 people found the following review useful.
Authenticity is not the issue, 3 October 2004
Author: Daniel Hayes (dphayes@dal.ca) from Halifax, NS

We do ourselves no favour by fixating on how well a film uses every little detail and line in an original text. Certainly, by those standards this is a mediocre, and possibly lazy, film at best. But at the same time there is the problem of being so liberal in one's adaptation that every goes sour, the latest attempt at "Vanity Fair" is a perfect example. But this film, along with Bresson's "Pickpocket," should stand as the rules of adaptation for every young director. Both films are very interpretative, but the directors aren't so naive as to think that mere plot details can constitute a film. So what pushes this film beyond a mere surface-level adaptation? In this case, it takes a deep insight into the nature of Greek tragedy itself. Tragedy's dualism (the representational and the chaotic) is prevalent in all Pasolini's works, it was especially essential in his "Gospel," and I was excited to see how it played out in its own source, and the results are absolutely fantastic. Visually imaginative and so intellectually superior to its contemporaries it seems out of place in film.

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