Oedipus Rex

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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.

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Duration: 104 mins

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Director: Pier Paolo Pasolini
Screenwriter: Pier Paolo Pasolini
Cast: Franco Citti
Silvana Mangano
Carmelo Bene
Julian Beck
Alida Valli
Ninetto Davoli
Pier Paolo Pasolini
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