Oedipus Rex

(1967)

Overview

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...

  1. Pier Paolo Pasolini

    Director, Writer

Top Billed Cast

  1. Silvana Mangano

    Silvana Mangano

    Jocasta

  2. Franco Citti

    Franco Citti

    Edipo (Oedipus)

  3. Alida Valli

    Alida Valli

    Merope

  4. Carmelo Bene

    Carmelo Bene

    Creon

  5. Julian Beck

    Julian Beck

    Tiresias

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Oedipus Rex
Oedipus Rex

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Facts

Original Title Edipo re

Status Released

Release Information

  • October 10, 1967
    Theatrical

    Meaning

Original Language Italian

Runtime 1h 44m

Budget -

Revenue -

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