Oedipus Rex (1967) Pier Paolo Pasolini, Silvana Mangano, Franco Citti, Alida Valli

Oedipus Rex (1967)
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…

Pier Paolo Pasolini’s Oedipus Rex is a relatively faithful adaptation of Sophocles’ Greek tragedy Oedipus the King. Beginning in 1920’s Italy, a baby boy is born and is instantly envied by the displaced father. The setting then changes to ancient times, where a baby boy is being carried out into the desert by a servant to be left out to die from exposure. He is eventually picked up by a shepherd, who takes him back to the King and Queen of Corinth, who adopt the youngster and love him like one of their own. The child grows up to be Edipo (Pasolini’s frequent collaborator Franco Citti), an arrogant youth who wishes to see the world for himself. And so he set out on the road to Thebes, the place of his birth.

Plagued by a prophecy that dictates he is destined to murder his father and marry his mother, Edipo is a tortured but intuitive soul. He murders a rich man and his guards after they demand he clear a path for them on the road, and later frees a town from the clutches of a Sphinx by solving its riddle. Staying true to his own recognisable style, Pasolini tells the story of Oedipus not with a sweeping narrative, but through a collection of comedic, violent and often surreal vignettes, the most bizarre and ultimately thrilling being the scene in which Edipo murders the guards. He runs away from them as they chase him, before charging at them one by one and cutting them down. It’s a moment without any real motivational insight, offering but a glimpse into Edipo’s damaged psyche.

Post-Freud, the story of Oedipus cannot be experienced without reading into the incestuous and patricidal undertones. But these themes are less explored by Pasolini than the idea of Edipo being ultimately responsible for his own downfall. Rather than the inevitability of fate, Edipo creates his own path, committing murder on a whim and marrying while blinded by ambition. For a bulk of the film, Pasolini keeps the audience at arm’s length, favouring his own brushes of surrealism over a traditional narrative. While this may be occasionally frustrating – the pre-war scenes than book-end the film seem out of place and confusing – Citti’s wide-eyed performance is a fantastic distraction, and the Moroccan scenery helps provide a ghostly, Biblical atmosphere as well as a beautiful backdrop.

Also Known As (AKA): Edipo re, Oedipe roi, Rei Édipo, König Ödipus, Bett der Gewalt

IMDB

File Name : Oedipus.Rex.1967.720p.mkv
File Size : 2051.2 MB
Resolution : 1280×720
Duration : 01:44:08

Quality: BRRip
Language: Italian
Subs: English (embedded)
Genre: Drama, Art-house

download rarefilm

Oedipus.Rex.1967.720p.mkv

Random posts

The Naked Runner (1967) Sidney J. Furie, Frank Sinatra, Peter Vaughan, Derren Nesbitt, Drama, Thriller
Plácido (1961) Luis García Berlanga, Cassen, José Luis López Vázquez, Elvira Quintillá
Station / Eki (1981) Yasuo Furuhata, Ken Takakura, Chieko Baishô, Ayumi Ishida, Drama
Class of 1984 (1982) Mark L. Lester, Perry King, Merrie Lynn Ross, Timothy Van Patten
Hamaca paraguaya AKA Paraguayan Hammock (2006) Paz Encina, Ramon Del Rio, Georgina Genes, Jorge López
Gaolbreak (1962) Francis Searle, Peter Reynolds, Avice Landone, David Kernan, Crime, Drama
Queen and Country (2014) John Boorman, Callum Turner, Caleb Landry Jones, Pat Shortt, Drama
Dark Confessions (2000) Lloyd A. Simandl, Kate Rodger, Rena Riffel, Lisha Snelgrove
This Land Is Mine (1943) Jean Renoir, Charles Laughton, Maureen O’Hara, George Sanders, Drama, War
Sweet Dreams (1985) Karel Reisz, Jessica Lange, Ed Harris, Ann Wedgeworth, Biography, Drama, Music
Monday After the Miracle (1998) Daniel Petrie, Roma Downey, Moira Kelly, Christina Pickles
Boys (1977) Nils Malmros, Lars Junggren, Inez Thomsen, Ilse Rande
Hakuchi: The Innocent (1999) Macoto Tezuka, Tadanobu Asano, Miyako Koda, Reika Hashimoto
The Careless Years (1957) Arthur Hiller, Dean Stockwell, Natalie Trundy, John Larch, Drama, Romance
She Loved a Fireman (1937) John Farrow, Dick Foran, Ann Sheridan, Robert Armstrong
Don’t Gamble with Strangers (1946) William Beaudine, Kane Richmond, Bernadene Hayes, Peter Cookson, Drama, Film-Noir, Thriller
Funny Farm (1988) George Roy Hill, Chevy Chase, Madolyn Smith Osborne, Kevin O’Morrison
Il caso Moro / The Moro Affair (1986) Giuseppe Ferrara, Gian Maria Volontè, Mattia Sbragia, Bruno Zanin, Crime, Drama, History
The Mayor of 44th Street (1942) Alfred E. Green, George Murphy, Anne Shirley, William Gargan, Drama, Music, Romance
And I’ll Run to the Ends of the Earth / A pobezim az na kraj sveta (1979) Peter Solan, Anetka Lakatosová, Ivan Mistrík, Hana Pastejríková, Family, Drama
The Stars Look Down (1940) Carol Reed, Michael Redgrave, Margaret Lockwood, Edward Rigby, Drama
Boy of the Streets (1937) William Nigh, Jackie Cooper, Maureen O’Connor, Kathleen Burke, Drama
Matto regiert / Madness Rules (1947) Leopold Lindtberg, Heinrich Gretler, Heinz Woester, Friedrich Braun, Crime, Drama
Labyrinth Romanesque / Hanazono no meikyu (1988) Shun’ya Itô, Yôko Shimada, Yûya Uchida, Yûki Kudô, Crime, Drama
Salón México (1949) Emilio Fernández, Marga López, Miguel Inclán, Rodolfo Acosta, Crime, Drama
Louisiana Hussy (1959) Lee Sholem, Nan Peterson, Robert Richards, Peter Coe, Crime, Drama
The Longest Day (1962) Ken Annakin, Andrew Marton, John Wayne, Robert Ryan, Richard Burton
Kuei-Mei, A Woman (1985) Yi Chang, Hui-Shan Yang, Hsiang-Ping Hu, Li-Chun Lee
Roger Touhy, Gangster (1944) Robert Florey, Preston Foster, Victor McLaglen, Lois Andrews
Die Beischlafdiebin (1998) Christian Petzold, Constanze Engelbrecht, Nele Mueller-Stöfen, Richy Müller, Drama
The Girl from 10th Avenue (1935) Alfred E. Green, Bette Davis, Ian Hunter, Colin Clive, Drama
César et Rosalie / Cesar & Rosalie (1972) Claude Sautet, Yves Montand, Romy Schneider, Sami Frey, Drama, Romance
Johanna D’Arc of Mongolia (1989) Ulrike Ottinger, Badema, Lydia Billiet, Christoph Eichhorn, Comedy, Drama
Anima nera (1962) Roberto Rossellini, Vittorio Gassman, Nadja Tiller, Annette Stroyberg, Drama
The Other One AKA Conversa Acabada (1981) João Botelho, Fernando Cabral Martins, André Gomes, Juliet Berto, Jorge Silva Melo
Narcissus and Psyche (1980) Gábor Bódy, Patricia Adriani, Udo Kier, György Cserhalmi
Divorce (1945) William Nigh, Kay Francis, Bruce Cabot, Helen Mack, Drama
The Price of Fear (1956) Abner Biberman, Merle Oberon, Lex Barker, Charles Drake, Crime, Drama, Film-Noir, Thriller
Life Marks (2003) Enrique Urbizu, May Pascual, Gabriel Moreno, Alfonso Torregrosa
Ganashatru / An Enemy of the People (1989) Satyajit Ray, Soumitra Chatterjee, Dhritiman Chatterjee, Dipankar Dey, Drama
Long Day’s Journey Into Night (1962) Sidney Lumet, Katharine Hepburn, Ralph Richardson, Jason Robards, Drama
Daybreak / Le jour se lève (1939) Marcel Carné, Jean Gabin, Jacqueline Laurent, Arletty, Crime, Drama, Romance
Mad Dog Time (1996) Larry Bishop, Ellen Barkin, Gabriel Byrne, Richard Dreyfuss
Lady Jane (2008) Robert Guédiguian, Ariane Ascaride, Jean-Pierre Darroussin, Gérard Meylan
The Son AKA Le fils (2002) Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne, Olivier Gourmet, Morgan Marinne, Isabella Soupart
Same Time, Next Year (1978) Robert Mulligan, Alan Alda, Ellen Burstyn, Ivan Bonar, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Still Life (2006) Zhangke Jia, Tao Zhao, Zhou Lan, Sanming Han
The London Connection (1979) Robert Clouse, Jeffrey Byron, Larry Cedar, Roy Kinnear
The Coward (1915) Reginald Barker, Thomas H. Ince, Frank Keenan, Charles Ray, Gertrude Claire
Todos están muertos (2014) Beatriz Sanchís, Elena Anaya, Nahuel Pérez Biscayart, Angélica Aragón, Comedy, Drama, Family
In Gay Madrid (1930) Robert Z. Leonard, Ramon Novarro, Dorothy Jordan, Lottice Howell, Drama, Musical, Romance