Pasolini's working of the Sophocles tragedy, though not wholly successful, has its very definite strengths. Citti's Oedipus is intuitive and primitive rather than intellectual; the myth itself is treated as a dream set in the Moroccan desert in parenthesis between 'Oedipal' scenes in modern Bologna; and visually it's often astonishing, the harsh desert sunlight and dry buildings isolating the characters effectively.
Cast and crew
|Director:||Pier Paolo Pasolini|
|Screenwriter:||Pier Paolo Pasolini|
Pier Paolo Pasolini