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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:

Socrates See more »

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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Quotes

Socrate: It's a good thing to have ideas about the things we know. But you Athenians only have opinions, opinions on everything. You are proud, you are weak, you constantly talk about things you know nothing about or things you know poorly.
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Referenced in Rossellini visto da Rossellini (1993) See more »

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A fine depiction Socrates' demise
13 August 2005 | by diogenes99See all my reviews

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.


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