Oedipus Rex

Title: Oedipus rex (Edipo re)
Country : Italy | Morocco
Year: 1967
Directed by: Pier Paolo Pasolini
Cast: Silvana Mangano, Franco Citti, Alida Valli
Duration: 104 min.
Language: Italian | Romanian
Plot: 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 and brought up by the king and queen of Corinth as their son. One day an oracle predicts that he is destined to kill his father and marry his mother. Horrified, he flees Corinth.

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