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Socrates (1971)

Socrate (original title)
A false accusation leads the philosopher Socrates to trial and condemnation in 4th century BC Athens.

Director:

Roberto Rossellini

Writers:

Roberto Rossellini (treatment), Maria Grazia Bornigia (treatment) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Jean Sylvère Jean Sylvère ... Socrate
Anne Caprile Anne Caprile ... Santippe (as Anna Caprile)
Giuseppe Mannajuolo Giuseppe Mannajuolo ... Apollodoro (as Bepy Mannaiuolo)
Ricardo Palacios ... Critone
Elio Seraffini Elio Seraffini ... Prete
Julio Morales Julio Morales ... Antistene
Emilio Miguel Hernández Emilio Miguel Hernández ... Meleto
Emilio Hernández Blanco Emilio Hernández Blanco ... Ipperide
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Paco Catalá Paco Catalá ... Lisyas
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A false accusation leads the philosopher Socrates to trial and condemnation in 4th century BC Athens.

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Genres:

Biography | History

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Country:

Italy | Spain | France

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

17 June 1971 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Spain

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(Buenos Aires Festival Internacional de Cine Independiente)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Socrate: We pray to the gods for a favorable destiny. It would be better to pray for them to help us navigate towards the good, for their divine breath to fill our sails, so that we might feel the excitement of sailors at the sight of their goal.
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This made for television film by Roberto Rossellini is a good introduction to Greek philosopher Socrates.
18 January 2016 | by FilmCriticLalitRaoSee all my reviews

Apart from his feature films,Italian director Roberto Rossellini was famous for some of his films which were made for television.It was in these films that he told the stories of some of the greatest philosophers who took birth on earth. Among these films one can mention the names of films about Blaise Pascal,Saint Augustine,René Descartes and Socrates.The film 'Socrates' is not a biography per se.It does not show all the important events which took place in the life of Socrates.It is an important film not only for viewers of cinema and television but also for admirers of philosophy.As a filmmaker,apart from 'Socrates', Rossellini reveals a lot about the times in which the great philosopher flourished.One gets to see the state of Athens when Socrates was condemned.The film 'Socrates' was not shot in Greece but most viewers wouldn't be able to recognize that the locations used in the film are in Spain.Locations are of less importance if the cast is good.This is one reason why actor Jean Sylvère has done a great job.He is perfect in his role as 'Socrates'.He looks so convincing as if the real Greek philosopher is in our midst.This is one of the main points of this film.


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