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Christ Stopped at Eboli (film)

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Genre  Drama, History, Romance
Language  Italian
7.8/10 IMDb

Director  Francesco Rosi
Duration  
Country  Italy France
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Writer  Tonino Guerra, Raffaele La Capria
Release date  23 February 1979 (1979-02-23)

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Christ Stopped at Eboli (Italian: Cristo si è fermato a Eboli) is a 1979 film adaptation of the book of the same name by Carlo Levi. It was directed by Francesco Rosi and stars Gian Maria Volontè as Carlo Levi, with Paolo Bonacelli, Alain Cuny, Léa Massari, and Irene Papas.

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The film won the Golden Prize at the 11th Moscow International Film Festival and was shown out of competition at the 1979 Cannes Film Festival. The film received the first BAFTA Award for Best Foreign Language Film in 1983.

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It was included in the book 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die, edited by Steven Schneider.

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Plot

Carlo Levi was a painter and writer, but he also had a degree in medicine. Arrested in 1935 by Mussolini's regime for his anti-Fascist activities, he was sent to live in a remote town in southern Italy, in the region of Lucania which is known today as Basilicata. The landscape was beautiful, the peasantry poor and neglected. Since the local doctors were not interested in peasants and not trusted by them, he began to help them.

Cast

  • Gian Maria Volontè as Carlo Levi
  • Paolo Bonacelli as Don Luigi Magalone
  • Alain Cuny as Barone Nicola Rotunno
  • Lea Massari as Luisa Levi
  • Irene Papas as Giulia Venere
  • François Simon as Don Traiella
  • Luigi Infantino
  • Francesco Callari
  • Antonio Allocca as Don Cosimino
  • Enzo Vitale as Dottore Milillo (as Vincenzo Vitale)
  • Maria Antonia Capotorto
  • Pietro Peragine
  • Vito Caraccia
  • Antonio Di Leva
  • Accursio Di Leo as Joiner
  • References

    Christ Stopped at Eboli (film) Wikipedia
    Christ Stopped at Eboli (film) IMDb Christ Stopped at Eboli (film) themoviedb.org


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