Oedipus Rex

Oedipus Rex

  • Director: Pier Paolo Pasolini
  • Writer: Pier Paolo Pasolini,Sophocles
  • Countries of origin: Italy, Morocco
  • Language: Italian, Romanian
  • Release date: December 7, 1984
  • Sound mix: Mono
  • Aspect ratio: 1.85 : 1
  • Also known as: Kralj Edip
  • "Oedipus the King" is a feature film directed by PP Pasolini and starring Silvana Mangano , Alida Valli and Ninetto Davoli . It was released in Italy on September 3, 1967. 
    The film is adapted from the drama of Sophocles in ancient Greece . Its model is a model work of ancient Greek tragedy. It tells the story of Oedipus trying his best to escape the fate indicated by the oracle, and this escape itself is actually practicing the oracle.


    • Release date December 7, 1984
    • Filming locations Morocco
    • Production companies Arco Film, Somafis

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    • By Clark 2022-12-27 17:55:04

      Everything is clear, not imposed by fate!

      Everything is clear, not imposed by fate!

      The root of the tragedy is the fear of prophecy. If the Queen had taken a skeptical attitude towards the prophecy, she would not have been eroded by a huge sense of fear to make the decision to kill her son. However, given the background of the time and the unshakable extent of religious beliefs, this kind of prophecy seems like the eye of the sky. Make them unbelievable! This seems to explain the inevitability of fate and the existence of the...

    • By Ashtyn 2022-05-15 22:07:56

      Divinity or Oedipus?

      "Oedipus" is so well known that it can almost be equated with the word "mother's plot". Freud did not think that his theory based on sexual struggle could also promote people's understanding. Because modern people are so rich and convenient, they can arbitrarily choose what they need from classical myths and legends, and they don't need to care about the rest. Was Oedipus merely a mother-in-law? I think the world should not be made up of only two different sex organs! The greatness of Oedipus...

    • By Connie 2022-05-15 21:49:42

      Oedipus King Edipo re

      "Oedipus Rex Edipo re" 1967 Italian
      Director: Pier Paolo Pasolini
      Starring: Franco Citti, Silvana Manoga Silvana Mangano
      Duration: 105 Minutes
      Award: 1967 Venice Film Festival Golden Lion Award
      1968 Italian Film Press Association Silver Ribbon Award for Best Production

        For the entire Western civilization, Oedipus has always been a mystery.
      However, whatever the central theme of Sophocles' "Oedipus the King",
      the search for truth...

    • By Ian 2022-05-15 20:40:48

      Can we escape fate?

      His son will kill his father and mother, the prophet foretold. However, no matter how Corinthus evaded, the oracle was quietly fulfilled.

      Can we escape fate?

      From a young age, I was indoctrinated to want to hold fate by the throat like Beethoven, I was taught knowledge to change fate, and I was told that fate is in my own hands. is this real? Can we change those fates in the dark?

      It is said that this is an era of belief in science, and we must eradicate ignorance...

    • By Rosalinda 2022-05-15 19:16:26

      evil in return

      I found this film because Hegel cited it as a material for analysis many times in the chapter on ethics and legal system. This film is only a paragraph in the tragedy of Oedipus, and the story of Antigone in the back is closer to the ethics and law.
      Oedipus was abandoned by his biological parents at birth, and his biological parents also confessed that those who abandoned him killed him. Fortunately, the man was sympathetic and did not do anything. It should be said that the...

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    • By Lesley 2023-03-06 10:45:04

      Except for the original story, I don't quite understand it, but I was deeply shocked? Fortunately, there is a pre-screening tour to understand the...

    • By Roselyn 2023-03-06 00:03:45

      Fate and God are twin...

    • By Virginie 2023-01-23 21:00:52

      The so-called tragedy of fate. "Hide my unfortunate body so I can't see the pain I cause and the pain I...

    • By Alena 2023-01-20 12:00:00

      Italian Film Masters Exhibition. @Yihai. The first Pasolini. Belonging to not watching yourself in theaters will never go to the...

    • By Jamey 2023-01-16 08:27:39

      The picture is so beautiful, the design is like a genius, I like the first and last echoes of the queen. It is beautiful like a Greek stone sculpture. I thought I would not have any mood swings after watching it so many times when I was a child, but in the end I was...

    Movie plot

    After a shepherd in Clindos rescued an abandoned baby, he dedicated him to the childless king. Time flies, the baby grows up and is called Oedipus (Franco Ziti) . One day, the witch told Oedipus the myth of Apollo, saying that he would kill his biological father and marry his biological mother in the future. After hearing this, Oedipus decided to go out and wander around. On the way, he fought with a group of people and missed an old...
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