Oedipus Rex

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Oedipus Rex

Oedipus Rex

Release Date: September 07, 1967

Year    :   1967
Slogan    :   «Pasolini’s Terrifying… Compassionate… Magnificent…»
Genres    :   Drama
Production Companies    :   Somafis, Arco Film
Director    :   Pier Paolo Pasolini
Producers    :   Alfredo Bini, Eliseo Boschi, Walter Fabrizio, Mario Coccioletti
Writers    :   Pier Paolo Pasolini, Sophocles
RunTime    :   104 mins.

In pre-war Italy, a young couple have a baby boy. The father, however, is jealous of his son - and the scene moves to antiquity, where the baby is taken into the desert to be killed. He is rescued, given the name Edipo (Oedipus), and brought up by the King and Queen of Corinth as their son. One day an oracle informs Edipo that he is destined to kill his father and marry his mother. Horrified, he flees Corinth and his supposed parents - only to get into a fight and kill an older man on the road…

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