Oedipus Rex Movie Review 1967

Information and Film Reviews for Oedipus Rex the Movie

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A new twist on the famous tragedy as Pasolini gives the story a modern prologue and epilogue. The classic plot has Oedipus spiraling downward into moral horror as he tries to avoid fulfulling the prophecy that he will murder his father and sleep with his mother. Cross-cultural curiosities include Japanese music and Lenin-inspired songs, some written by Pasolini, who also stars as the high priest. In Italian with English subtitles.


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Available on VHS
Running time 110 minutes.
Originally from Italian.

Cast and Crew

Ethics & Morals, Tragedy, Adapted from a Play
Franco Citti, Silvana Mangano, Alida Valli, Julian Beck, Pier Paolo Pasolini
Pier Paolo Pasolini
Pier Paolo Pasolini

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