Oedipus Rex

Oedipus Rex

(1984)

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Genres

Drama , Made in Europe

Runtime

1h 44min

Cast

Giandomenico Davoli
Pastore di Polibo
Laura Betti
Jocasta's Maid (uncredited)
Pier Paolo Pasolini
High Priest (uncredited)
Isabel Ruth
Jocasta's Maid with a Lamb (uncredited)

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...

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