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Teorema (1968)

A mysterious young man seduces each member of a bourgeois family. When he suddenly leaves, how will their lives change?

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Pier Paolo Pasolini (screenplay)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Silvana Mangano ... Lucia, the mother
Terence Stamp ... The Visitor
Massimo Girotti ... Paolo, the father
Anne Wiazemsky ... Odetta, the daughter
Laura Betti ... Emilia, the servant
Andrés José Cruz Soublette ... Pietro, the son
Ninetto Davoli ... Angelino - the Messenger
Carlo De Mejo ... Boy
Adele Cambria Adele Cambria ... Emilia - the second servant
Luigi Barbini Luigi Barbini ... Il ragazzo alla stazione
Giovanni Ivan Scratuglia Giovanni Ivan Scratuglia ... Second boy (as Ivan Scratuglia)
Alfonso Gatto Alfonso Gatto ... Doctor
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Storyline

A strange visitor in a wealthy family. He seduces the maid, the son, the mother, the daughter and finally the father before leaving a few days after. After he's gone, none of them can continue living as they did. Who was that visitor ? Could he be God ? Written by Yepok

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There are only 923 words spoken in "Teorema" - but it says everything!

Genres:

Drama | Mystery

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

Italy

Language:

Italian | English

Release Date:

27 November 1968 (West Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Teorema See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (cinema release) (1971)

Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Black and White | Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

At the 1968 Venice Film Festival, the film was given an award by the International Catholic Film Office. The award was withdrawn after critical remarks by Pope Paul VI. After the festival the film was confiscated by Italian police and Pasolini charged with obscenity, but acquitted. See more »

Quotes

Lucia, the mother: Who is that boy?
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Connections

Edited into Histoire(s) du cinéma: La monnaie de l'absolu (1999) See more »

Soundtracks

Fruscio Di Foglie Verdi
Composed and arranged by Ennio Morricone
Lyrics by Audrey Nohra
Performed by Trio Junior
Orchestra conducted by Bruno Nicolai
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Teorema and Apartment Zero
5 January 2017 | by jpm-onfocusSee all my reviews

Watching Teorema for the first time in 2017 it gave me a chill by the influence this movie clearly had on "Apartment Zero" (1988) - A film I only discovered last year but it has become one of my favorites. I know "Apartment Zero" so well by now, that at times it felt (felt is the operative word)I was in their same universe. They are both socio-political psycho sexual tales. Terence Stamp and Hart Bochner even look related to each other. Colin Firth represents a Country in decadence with a past of elegant pride, Massimo Girotti represents, for me, exactly the same things for different reasons in different ways but they are both seduceable in the eyes of the stranger. To think that Teorema was made in 1968 and Apartment Zero in 1988, boggles the mind. Mine anyway.


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