Reviews written by registered user
19 out of 21 people found the following review useful:
A fine depiction Socrates' demise, 13 August 2005
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.