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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!

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Drama | Mystery

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Release Date:

7 September 1968 (Italy)  »

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| (cinema release) (1971)

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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 »

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Referenced in Pink Flamingos (1972) See more »

Soundtracks

Requiem
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Written by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performed by Russian Academy Choir and Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra
Courtesy of MK Records
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Proof?
12 July 2005 | by See all my reviews

When it was released,"teorema" caused a scandal (but not as huge as "Salo" seven years later).However,it won the Catholic Office of Cinema prize.How come? Maybe because sex is these people's road of Damascus.The Angel,played by Terence Stamp,might one of the two messengers who came to Sodom in order to warn Lot.Some claimed that Pasolini wanted to reconcile Christians and Marxists:it is not impossible,considering the father's (Massimo Girotti) attitude who divests himself of all that he possesses.But as for the other characters,I do not think that the proof is really convincing. Finally,Pasolini is more talented when he tackles myths and religions ("Gospel according to St Matthews","Medea","Oedipe Re")and those flicks tell us more about our "modern" behaviors than something as far-fetched as "teorema".

NB:"Teorema" was deemed so scandalous that the trailer did not show any scenes of the movie but consisted of the cast and credits over an almost white screen (or maybe one picture of Stamp and Mangano).


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