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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:
3 wins & 4 nominations See more »
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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)
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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)
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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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Trivia:
First part of Pier Paolo Pasolini's "Mythical Cycle" also including Teorema (1968), Porcile (1969) and Medea (1969).See more »
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15 out of 30 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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