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Oedipus Rex

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Oedipus, who was rescued from abandonment and reared by the King and Queen, is nevertheless troubled by a prophecy that he will murder his father and marry his mother.

Pier Paolo Pasolini directed the 1967 Italian film Oedipus Rex (Edipo re). Pasolini developed the script from Sophocles’ 428 BC Greek tragedy Oedipus Rex. The majority of the film was shot in Morocco. It premiered as part of the competition at the 28th Venice International Film Festival. Silvana Mangano, Franco Citti, and Alida Valli star.

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