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Carlo Levi (novel)
Francesco Rosi (screenplay) ...
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Release Date:
23 February 1979 (Italy) See more »
In the fascist Italy of 1935, a painter trained as a doctor is exiled to a remote region near Eboli... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Won BAFTA Film Award. Another 6 wins & 1 nomination See more »
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Directed by
Francesco Rosi 
Writing credits
Carlo Levi (novel)

Francesco Rosi (screenplay) &
Tonino Guerra (screenplay) &
Raffaele La Capria (screenplay)

Produced by
Nicola Carraro .... producer
Franco Cristaldi .... producer
Original Music by
Piero Piccioni 
Cinematography by
Pasqualino De Santis 
Film Editing by
Ruggero Mastroianni 
Production Design by
Andrea Crisanti 
Costume Design by
Enrico Sabbatini 
Makeup Department
Adalgisa Favella .... hair stylist
Franco Freda .... makeup artist
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Gianni Arduini .... assistant director
Camera and Electrical Department
Adolfo Bartoli .... camera operator
Marcello Mastrogirolamo .... assistant camera
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Anna Orazi .... wardrobe
Giovanni Viti .... assistant costume designer

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Also Known As:
"Cristo si è fermato a Eboli" - Italy (original title)
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150 min | Italy:224 min (25 fps) (TV version) | UK:213 min (25 fps) (video version) | USA:120 min (cut version)
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Included among the "1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die", edited by Steven Schneider.See more »
Continuity: On the bus, the way Carlo holds the dog changes.See more »
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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Referenced in The Fisher King (1991)See more »


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14 out of 26 people found the following review useful.
Reasonably faithful to the book, 30 October 2002
Author: trevor tupper from Wittering, England

I have seen this TV film several times after reading Carlo Levi's book and having been to the Basilicata area in which Levi was exiled.

I consider the film to represent the book's aims which is to show the oppressed state of the peasants in Basilicata, the remoteness and lack of care of central government in Rome and the way in which the fascists could control the local area with very limited support - but of the people who mattered, the mayor, doctor, police. The rest of the populace could be, and were ignored.

A brief nitpicking comment on the title. It comes from something the priest said - on the lines that Christ never reached Aliano but stopped at Eboli some 150 miles distant. Eboli plays no part in Levi's book and the start of the film is wrong in showing him changing trains there, and picking up the stray dog. To get to Matera, where he started his exile he changed in Bari and would not have gone anywhere near Eboli.

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