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Pier Paolo Pasolini (written by)
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Release Date:
7 September 1967 (Italy) See more »
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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  (in credits order)

Silvana Mangano ... Giocasta

Franco Citti ... Edipo

Alida Valli ... Merope
Carmelo Bene ... Creonte

Julian Beck ... Tiresia
Luciano Bartoli ... Laio
Francesco Leonetti ... servo di Laio
Ahmed Belhachmi ... Polibo
Giovanni Ivan Scratuglia ... Sacerdote (as Ivan Scratuglia)
Giandomenico Davoli ... pastore di Polibo

Ninetto Davoli ... Angelo
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
Mario Gioccioletti .... production supervisor
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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104 min
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
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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First part of Pier Paolo Pasolini's "Mythical Cycle" also including Teorema (1968), Porcile (1969) and Medea (1969).See more »
Movie Connections:
Version of "Mandala" (1987)See more »


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16 out of 31 people found the following review useful.
"haunting experience", 16 October 2004
Author: butterfinger

Oedipus Rex: Oedipus Rex is a haunting experience. The final scene on the city streets is enchanting. The scene in which Oedipus kills three Roman guards is one of the finest tapestries of tension and viscera in cinema. The acting isn't worth mentioning; this film is Pasolini's triumph. It is mainly a triumph of striking and occasionally nauseating imagery. The shifts in time periods are rather tacky and simplistic in retrospect; they are done so gracefully though. The conclusion is pulled together with beautifully written dialogue that only Paolo Pasolini could deliver. The film is not one that is easily forgotten and is sure to be remembered for a long time.

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