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Teorema (1968)

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A strange visitor in a wealthy family. He seduces the maid, the son, the mother, the daughter and finally the father before leaving a few days after. After he's gone, none of them can ... See full summary »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
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Lucia, the mother
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Paolo, the father
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Odetta, the daughter
Laura Betti ...
Emilia, the servant
Andrés José Cruz Soublette ...
Pietro, the son
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Angelino - the Messenger
Carlo De Mejo ...
Boy
Adele Cambria ...
Emilia - the second servant
Luigi Barbini ...
Boy at the station
Giovanni Ivan Scratuglia ...
Second boy (as Ivan Scratuglia)
Alfonso Gatto ...
Doctor
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Storyline

A strange visitor in a wealthy family. He seduces the maid, the son, the mother, the daughter and finally the father before leaving a few days after. After he's gone, none of them can continue living as they did. Who was that visitor ? Could he be God ? Written by Yepok

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There are only 923 words spoken in "Teorema" - but it says everything!

Genres:

Drama | Mystery

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Release Date:

7 September 1968 (Italy)  »

Also Known As:

Teorema  »

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Runtime:

| (cinema release) (1971)

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Color:

| (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Second part of Pier Paolo Pasolini's "Mythical Cycle" also including Oedipus Rex (1967), Porcile (1969) and Medea (1969). See more »

Connections

Referenced in Muscle (1989) See more »

Soundtracks

Requiem
  • KV 626



Written by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performed by Russian Academy Choir and Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra
Courtesy of MK Records
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User Reviews

 
Very interesting
3 January 2004 | by (uiuc) – See all my reviews

I can understand how people might react negatively to this movie

(and judging by other posts, some do), but I found this movie one

of the most interesting and penetrating (hmm, no pun intended)

movies I've seen for a while. It has the right art-mystery-allegory- satire dosage, and they are very well weighed. It was just

fantastic. I am not sure why IMDB categorized it under drama. I

couldn't help laughing the whole way through. I don't think this was

supposed to be taken too seriously, since it was pretty predictable,

after all. It was just really interesting to see the way Pasolini plays

with the Bible, Tolstoy (if only he could watch it!), emotions, and

social satire. Mozart's haunting Requiem crowned it perfectly.


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