Oedipus Rex


1h 50m 1990

Brief Synopsis

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...

Film Details

Also Known As
Edipo Re, Yedipus Rex
Release Date
1990
Location
Morocco; Northern Italy; Bologna, Italy

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 50m
Sound
Mono
Color
Color (Technicolor)

Synopsis

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...

Film Details

Also Known As
Edipo Re, Yedipus Rex
Release Date
1990
Location
Morocco; Northern Italy; Bologna, Italy

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 50m
Sound
Mono
Color
Color (Technicolor)

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Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States 1991

Released in United States April 12, 1990

Shown at "Pier Paolo Pasolini: The Eyes of a Poet" at Museum of Modern Art in New York City April 12, 1990.

Shown at "Pier Paolo Pasolini: The Eyes of a Poet" at UCLA Film and Television Archive September 27 - December 20, 1991.

Adaptation of Sophocles' play about a young king who unkowingly marries his mother with an epilogue moving the story to modern day Rome.

Re-released in London September 21, 1990.

Released in United States April 12, 1990 (Shown at "Pier Paolo Pasolini: The Eyes of a Poet" at Museum of Modern Art in New York City April 12, 1990.)

Released in United States 1991 (Shown at "Pier Paolo Pasolini: The Eyes of a Poet" at UCLA Film and Television Archive September 27 - December 20, 1991.)