Edipo Alcalde


1h 40m 1996

Brief Synopsis

Set in strife-ridden, 20th-century Colombia, a modern-day interpretation of Sophocles' tragedies which includes: The Plague of Thebes, Oedipus and other aspects of the classical writer's works as it relates to this Latin American country's general state of violence--freedom fighting guerillas, drug

Film Details

Also Known As
Mayor Oedipus, Oedipus the Mayor
Release Date
1996
Production Company
Fondo Sur; Fundacion Del Nuevo Cine Latinoamericano; Grupo De Colombia; Sogepaq S.A.
Location
Colombia

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 40m

Synopsis

Set in strife-ridden, 20th-century Colombia, a modern-day interpretation of Sophocles' tragedies which includes: The Plague of Thebes, Oedipus and other aspects of the classical writer's works as it relates to this Latin American country's general state of violence--freedom fighting guerillas, drug cartels, paramilitary organizations, landowners and the government, and relentless civic unrest.

Film Details

Also Known As
Mayor Oedipus, Oedipus the Mayor
Release Date
1996
Production Company
Fondo Sur; Fundacion Del Nuevo Cine Latinoamericano; Grupo De Colombia; Sogepaq S.A.
Location
Colombia

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 40m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Colombia's official entry for the 1996 Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film.

Released in United States February 27, 2007

Released in United States on DVD February 27, 2007

Shown at Cannes Film Festival (Directors Fortnight) May 9-20, 1996.

Shown at Portland International Film Festival Ffebrury 13 - March 2, 1997.

Shown at Sundance Film Festival (World Cinema) in Park City, Utah January 16-26, 1997.

Shown at Toronto International Film Festival September 5-14, 1996.

color

Released in United States February 27, 2007

Released in United States on DVD February 27, 2007