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Christ Stopped at Eboli (1979)

Cristo si è fermato a Eboli (original title)
In the fascist Italy of 1935, a painter trained as a doctor is exiled to a remote region near Eboli. Over time, he learns to appreciate the beauty and wisdom of the peasants, and to ... See full summary »

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Carlo Levi
Paolo Bonacelli ...
Don Luigi Magalone
Alain Cuny ...
Barone Nicola Rotunno
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Luisa Levi
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Giulia Venere
François Simon ...
Don Traiella
Luigi Infantino
Francesco Callari
Antonio Allocca ...
Don Cosimino
Enzo Vitale ...
Dottore Milillo (as Vincenzo Vitale)
Maria Antonia Capotorto
Pietro Peragine
Vito Caraccia
Antonio Di Leva
Accursio Di Leo ...
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In the fascist Italy of 1935, a painter trained as a doctor is exiled to a remote region near Eboli. Over time, he learns to appreciate the beauty and wisdom of the peasants, and to overcome his isolation. Written by Benjamin Bergery <bbjamin@micronet.fr>

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Christ Stopped at Eboli  »

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Included among the "1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die", edited by Steven Schneider. See more »

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On the bus, the way Carlo holds the dog changes. See more »

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Luisa Levi: You'd need a woman here.
Carlo Levi: Yes, I would. But it's not easy.
Luisa Levi: Come on, don't exaggerate. Don't tell me that here even finding a cleaning lady is impossible.
Carlo Levi: Here a woman wouldn't go in the house of a single man. Just spending time together implies sleeping together.
Luisa Levi: You can't be serious.
Carlo Levi: Oh, yes I am.
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Christ stopped in eboli
9 December 2006 | by (san francisco) – See all my reviews

this movie did more than any other Italian film i've seen to interest me in italy itself--the people, the land, the culture. it also opened my mind to the intelligence of the uneducated among us--i loved that guilia was so real and right-n and so full of peasant superstition that in no way interfered with her ability to "get it." i have begun to travel in italy and having seen this film i am driven to see the south and visit the carlo levi house and museum. his paintings see into the object, to me, like a quality black and white study which i find the most expressive medium. as soon as i see the faces in the beginning of this film, i am drawn in. i found the melancholy music somewhat sentimental (like the music in truffaut's films) but a necessary comfort.


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