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Teorema (1968)

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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Lucia, the mother
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Paolo, the father
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Odetta, the daughter
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Emilia, the servant
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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

Certificate:

Unrated | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

27 November 1968 (West Germany)  »

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Runtime:

| (cinema release) (1971)

Sound Mix:

(Westrex Recording System)

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| (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

At the 1968 Venice Film Festival, the film was given an award by the International Catholic Film Office. The award was withdrawn after critical remarks by Pope Paul VI. After the festival the film was confiscated by Italian police and Pasolini charged with obscenity, but acquitted. See more »

Quotes

Lucia, the mother: Who is that boy?
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Connections

Referenced in Women in Film (2001) See more »

Soundtracks

L'Ultima Corrida
Written and arranged by Ennio Morricone
Orchestra accompanied by I Cantori Moderni di Alessandro Alessandroni
Conducted by Bruno Nicolai
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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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