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Socrates (1971)
"Socrate" (original title)

TV Movie  |   |  Biography, History  |  17 June 1971 (Italy)
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Jean Sylvère ...
Socrate (as Jean Silvère)
Anne Caprile ...
Santippe (as Anna Caprile)
Giuseppe Mannajuolo ...
Apollodoro (as Bepy Mannaiuolo)
Ricardo Palacios ...
Critone
Antonio Medina ...
Platone
Julio Morales ...
Antistene
Emilio Miguel Hernández ...
Meleto
Emilio Hernández Blanco ...
Ipperide
Manuel Angel Egea ...
Cebete
Jesús Fernández ...
Cristobolo
Eduardo Puceiro ...
Simmia
José Renovales ...
Fedo
Gonzalo Tejel ...
Anito
Antonio Requena ...
Ermete
Roberto Cruz ...
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A fine depiction Socrates' demise
13 August 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is an extremely enjoyable account of the last part of Socrates' life, including his trial and execution. Roberto Rossellini gives us a glimpse into Socrates' discussions in the marketplace and the political events that lead to the trial. Jean Silvère is a perfect choice for Socrates. Except for his wife, played by Anne Caprile, the supporting cast's acting is a bit stiff. Some of the sets have painted backgrounds, but by and large the imagery gives one the feeling of being in Ancient Greece. The English subtitles are sometimes hard to keep up with because there is a lot of fast dialog. The script, however, is strong and captures the essence of the Platonic view of Socrates' last days. I highly recommend this movie.


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