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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 »
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Read the play, then see the film. 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 

Sophocles  play "Oedipus Rex" (uncredited)

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 Nightstalker (2009) (V)See more »

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14 out of 29 people found the following review useful.
Read the play, then see the film., 29 January 2001
Author: nnad (godhead@javanet.com) from Northampton, Ma

Sophocles' Oedipus Rex is adapted well for the foreign screen. Pasolini, better known for the controversial Salo; 120 Days of Sodom, has kept the intensity level to a minimum while still presenting the perverse qualities for which he would be known for. If you don't know the story (like who doesn't) read the play before seeing the movie - there tends to be a shortage on literature freaks these days. Beautifully filmed, Oedipus Rex begins in modern times, continues sometime BC, and finally ends back in the 20th century; thus presenting a sociological thesis for the viewer. The acting is a bit hammy (seeing Oedipus with a mad streak can be over the top) although the characters are developed well and recite their lines as if on stage. My only complaint is the subtitles seem to blend in with the scenery --- white subtitles against a white background. Therefore, this flaw makes it difficult to enjoy some scenes, and Pasolini's poetry is usually superb. Nevertheless, it's still a great film and is worth a look, especially by people with preconceived hatred for Pasolini's later work -and there's definitely a lot out there.





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