7.2/10
563
9 user 4 critic

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 »
Reviews

Photos

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Learn more

More Like This 

Blaise Pascal (TV Movie 1972)
Biography | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Blaise Pascal struggles to understand the natural world around him, in addition to an inner quest for religious faith.

Director: Roberto Rossellini
Stars: Pierre Arditi, Rita Forzano, Giuseppe Addobbati
Cartesius (TV Movie 1974)
Biography | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

This made for television film chronicles the illustrious life of French philosopher René Descartes (1596-1650)

Director: Roberto Rossellini
Stars: Ugo Cardea, Anne Pouchie, Claude Berthy
The Age of the Medici (TV Mini-Series 1972)
Biography | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

This is a lengthy exposition of the social and political history of renaissance Florentine history, told through dramatised conversations between the main participants, particularly Cosimo ... See full synopsis »

Stars: Marcello Di Falco, Virgilio Gazzolo, Adriano Amidei Migliano
Augustine of Hippo (TV Movie 1972)
Biography | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

This biography tells the life story of Augustine, the Bishop of Hippo, a North African region during the last years of the Roman Empire. The film details Augustine's struggle to maintain ... See full summary »

Director: Roberto Rossellini
Stars: Dary Berkani, Virgilio Gazzolo, Cesare Barbetti
Biography | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

After the death of Cardinal Mazarin, young king Louis XIV decides to assert his power to control the aristocracy.

Director: Roberto Rossellini
Stars: Jean-Marie Patte, Raymond Jourdan, César Silvagni
Biography | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

A series of vignettes depicting the lives of the original Franciscan monks, including their leader and the bumbling Ginepro.

Director: Roberto Rossellini
Stars: Aldo Fabrizi, Gianfranco Bellini, Peparuolo
Comedy | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A demon bestows on a self-righteous working photographer's camera the power to smite from the Earth "evil-doers". Naturally, the indignant photographer turns his new weapon on, one by one, ... See full summary »

Director: Roberto Rossellini
Stars: Gennaro Pisano, Marilyn Buferd, William Tubbs
Il messia (1975)
Biography | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

The story of the life of Jesus Christ.

Director: Roberto Rossellini
Stars: Pier Maria Rossi, Mita Ungaro, Carlos de Carvalho
Fear (1954)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Irene Wagner, the wife of prominent scientist Albert Wagner, finds herself blackmailed about her affair by her lover's jealous ex-girlfriend. The plot, an experiment in causing fear, drives her into a rage.

Director: Roberto Rossellini
Stars: Ingrid Bergman, Mathias Wieman, Renate Mannhardt
Socrates (2018)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

After his mother's sudden death, Socrates, a 15-year-old living on the margins of São Paulo's coast, must survive on his own while coming to terms with his grief.

Director: Alex Moratto
Stars: Christian Malheiros, Tales Ordakji, Caio Martinez Pacheco
Documentary | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Several stories depicting the landscapes and fauna of India are mixed with documentary footage.

Director: Roberto Rossellini
Year One (1974)
Biography
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

The story of Christian Democrat leader De Gasperi and his struggle to lead Italy in the years after the end of World War Two.

Director: Roberto Rossellini
Stars: Luigi Vannucchi, Dominique Darel, Rita Calderoni
Edit

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
Edit

Storyline

A false accusation leads the philosopher Socrates to trial and condemnation in 4th century BC Athens.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Biography | History

Edit

Details

Country:

Italy | Spain | France

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

17 June 1971 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

Socrates See more »

Filming Locations:

Spain

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

(Buenos Aires Festival Internacional de Cine Independiente)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Quotes

Cebete: I fear, Socrates, the the soul once it leaves the body will also cease to live.
Socrate: Tell me, Cebes, who gives life to the body?
Cebete: The soul.
Socrate: And is that always the case?
Cebete: Undoubtably.
Socrate: And the soul that gives life to the body is it always a giver of life?
Cebete: Yes.
Socrate: And does life have an opposite or is the opposite of life nothing?
Cebete: Life has an opposite, which is death.
Socrate: The soul therefore cannot receive death, which is the opposite of this life, of which it is the source. And what do we call those beings that ...
[...]
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
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.


7 of 7 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 9 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Stream Trending Movies With Prime Video

Enjoy a night in with these popular movies available to stream now with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed