CLASSIC / PROD: 1967 / R.TIME: 110 ' / colour
DirectorPier Paolo Pasolini
StarringSilvana Mangano - F. Citti - A. Valli - C. Bene
VersionsItalian, English, French, Spanish, German
Ancient Greece - An oracle announces a sad omen: Laio and Giocasta's son Oedipus will grow up to kill his father and marry his mother! Thanks to a servant's pity, the child is spared and adopted by a shepard. Nobody realizes that the omen of a goddess cannot be escaped by men... Destiny will follow its course! Several years later, Tiresia, a fortuneteller, will demonstrate the tragic reality... Mad with remorse and eager for self-punishment, Oedipus pulls his eyes out of the sockets!