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Oedipo alcalde (1996)

The plague struck Thebes in the tragedy by Sophocles here is unparalleled violence; as; merciless in the Colombia today. Edipo; a young promoter of peace; is appointed mayor of a town sunk ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jorge Perugorría ...
Edipo
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Yocasta
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Tiresias
Jorge Martínez de Hoyos ...
Cura
Jairo Camargo ...
Creonte
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Deyanira
Juan Sebastián Aragón ...
Chofer del alcalde
Armando Gutiérrez ...
Capitán Solórzano
Marcela Agudelo ...
Guerrillera urbana
Fabiana Medina ...
Guerrillera rural
Juan Carlos Arango
Manuel José Chaves ...
Niño guerrillero (as Manuel José Chávez)
Sigifredo Vega ...
Sargento
Alfonso Ortiz ...
Cantinero
Héctor Rivas ...
Gordo
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The plague struck Thebes in the tragedy by Sophocles here is unparalleled violence; as; merciless in the Colombia today. Edipo; a young promoter of peace; is appointed mayor of a town sunk in misery and violence. Their first mission is to discover and punish the murderers of Layo; a known potentate of the region. His research is, then, to all armed factions that exist in Colombia; guerrilla groups; paramilitary bands; armed drug organizations, common criminals, repressive state forces, that in the classical Greek tragedy; the foreboding dream of Layo fulfilled; resulting Oedipus the killer of his own father; Layo; his mother's lover and father of her brother. Written by Diego Alvarez

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23 August 1996 (Colombia)  »

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Although all of the characters in the film take their names from Oedipus the King, Oedipus himself is never called by name. In the film, he is only addressed as Mayor. See more »

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Version of BBC Play of the Month: King Oedipus (1972) See more »

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