Oedipus Mayor

(1996)

Overview

The plague struck Thebes in the tragedy by Sophocles here is unparalleled violence; as; merciless in the Colombia today. Edipo; a young promoter of peace; is appointed mayor of a town sunk in misery and violence. Their first mission is to discover and punish the murderers of Layo; a known potentate of the region. His research is, then, to all armed factions that exist in Colombia; guerrilla groups; paramilitary bands; armed drug organizations, common criminals, repressive state forces, that in the classical Greek tragedy; the foreboding dream of Layo fulfilled; resulting Oedipus the killer of his own father; Layo; his mother's lover and father of her brother.

  1. Jorge Alí Triana

    Director

  2. Gabriel García Márquez

    Writer

Top Billed Cast

  1. Jorge Perugorría

    Jorge Perugorría

    Edipo

  2. Ángela Molina

    Ángela Molina

    Yocasta

  3. Juan Sebastián Aragón

    Driver

  4. Marcela Agudelo

    Guerrillera Urbana

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Oedipus Mayor
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Original Title Oedipus Alcalde

Status Released

Release Information

  • August 23, 1996
    Theatrical

    Meaning

Original Language Spanish; Castilian

Runtime 1h 40m

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