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Christ Stopped at Eboli

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For his political beliefs, a doctor in Fascist Italy is banished to a rural village.

Christ Stopped at Eboli (Cristo si è fermato an Eboli), commonly known as Eboli in the United States, is a 1979 drama film directed by Francesco Rosi and based on Carlo Levi‘s book of the same name. It stars Gian Maria Volonté as Levi, a Fascist-era political rebel who was banished to the Basilicata area of southern Italy.

The film premiered in competition at the 1979 Cannes Film Festival and was the first to win a BAFTA Award for Best Foreign Language Film in 1983.

It is in the book 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die.

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