Director: Pier Paolo Pasolini
Producer: Alfredo Bini
Screenplay: Pier Paolo Pasolini
Cinematographer: Giuseppe Ruzzolini
Editor: Nino Baragli
Cast: Silvana Mangano, Franco Citti, Carmelo Bene, Julian Beck, Luciano Bartoli
1967 | Italian, Romanian, Berber | Colour | 104 mins.
A son is born to a young couple. The child opens his eyes for the first time and suckles on her breast. The father, motivated by jealousy, thinks that the child will take away the love of his wife. He takes away the baby to abandon him, at which point the film’s setting changes to ancient Greece. The child is rescued and taken to the King of Corinth Polybus and Queen Merope and raised as their own son. The child is given the name Oedipus.