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Oedipo alcalde (1996)

Set amidst the rebel wars (representing the Theban plagues) of contemporary Colombia, young Mayor Edipo must mediate a peace deal between conflicting guerrilla groups and the army. It is ... See full summary »

Director:

Jorge Alí Triana
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jorge Perugorría ... Edipo / Mayo
Ángela Molina ... Yocasta / Edipo's mother
Francisco Rabal ... Tiresias / coffin-maker
Jorge Martínez de Hoyos ... Cura
Jairo Camargo Jairo Camargo ... Creonte
Miriam Colon ... Deyanira
Juan Sebastián Aragón Juan Sebastián Aragón ... Chofer del alcalde
Armando Gutiérrez Armando Gutiérrez ... Capitán Solórzano
Marcela Agudelo Marcela Agudelo ... Guerrillera urbana
Fabiana Medina Fabiana Medina ... Guerrillera rural
Juan Carlos Arango Juan Carlos Arango
Manuel José Chaves Manuel José Chaves ... Niño guerrillero (as Manuel José Chávez)
Sigifredo Vega Sigifredo Vega ... Sargento
Alfonso Ortiz Alfonso Ortiz ... Cantinero
Héctor Rivas Héctor Rivas ... Gordo
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Set amidst the rebel wars (representing the Theban plagues) of contemporary Colombia, young Mayor Edipo must mediate a peace deal between conflicting guerrilla groups and the army. It is raining when he leaves. His journey is interrupted when he gets into a shoot-out on a lonely bridge. Returning fire, he somehow escapes. As soon as he gets to town he hears that a prominent leader Layo was brutally slain. No one knows who shot him. Meanwhile, a blind coffin-maker Tiresias wanders town making dire prophecies concerning Edipo's future. It is he who tells the mayor that Layo was murdered by a family member. Edipo's fate is sealed when he gets involved with the beautiful and much older Yocasta, a woman who last had sex thirty years before with her husband Layo. She got pregnant and bore a son - tragedy ensues.

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Country:

Colombia | Spain | Mexico | Cuba

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

23 August 1996 (Colombia) See more »

Also Known As:

Mayor Oedipus See more »

Filming Locations:

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 Oedipus Rex (1957) See more »

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