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Genre  Drama
Screenplay  Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Country  Colombia
6.4/10 IMDb

Director  Jorge Ali Triana
Initial DVD release  February 27, 2007
Language  Spanish
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Release date  23 August 1996
Writer  Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Stella Malagon, Orlando Senna, Sophocles (play)
Cast  Jorge Perugorría (Edipo), Ángela Molina (Yocasta), Juan Sebastián Aragón (Driver), Marcela Agudelo (Guerrillera Urbana)
Similar movies  The Martian, Mad Max: Fury Road, Gone Girl, The Maze Runner, Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials, A Walk Among the Tombstones
Tagline  Gabriel Garcia Marquez's Steamy Adaptation of OEDIPUS REX

In war-torn Colombia, a man makes a shocking discovery in an updated version of the ancient Greek tale of "Oedipus".


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Edipo Alcalde (English: Oedipus Mayor) is a 1996 Colombian film, directed by Jorge Ali Triana. Set in strife-ridden, 20th-century Colombia, the film is a modern-day interpretation of Sophocles classical Greek tragedy: "Oedipus Rex".

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The plague struck Thebes in the tragedy by Sophocles here is unparalleled violence; as; merciless in the Colombia today. Edipo; a young promoter of peace; is appointed mayor of a town sunk in misery and violence. Their first mission is to discover and punish the murderers of Layo; a known potentate of the region. His research is, then, to all armed factions that exist in Colombia; guerrilla groups; paramilitary bands; armed drug organizations, common criminals, repressive state forces, that in the classical Greek tragedy; the foreboding dream of Layo fulfilled; resulting Oedipus the killer of his own father; Layo; his mother's lover and father of her brother.


Edipo Alcalde movie scenes

Set amidst the rebel wars (representing the Theban plagues) of contemporary Colombia, young Mayor Edipo must mediate a peace deal between conflicting guerrilla groups and the army. It is raining when he leaves. His journey is interrupted when he gets into a shoot-out on a lonely bridge. Returning fire, Edipo somehow escapes. As soon as he gets to town he hears that a prominent leader Layo was brutally slain. No one knows who shot him. Meanwhile a blind coffin-maker Tiresias wanders town making dire prophecies concerning Edipos future. It is he who tells the mayor that Layo was murdered by a family member. Edipos fate is sealed when he gets involved with the beautiful and much older Yocasta, a woman who last had sex thirty years before with her husband Layo. She got pregnant and bore a son ... tragedy ensues.


  • Jorge Perugorria - Edipo
  • Angela Molina - Yocasta
  • Francisco Rabal - Tiresias
  • Jairo Camargo - Creonte
  • Jorge Martinez - Priest
  • Miriam Colon - Deyanira
  • Similar Movies

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    Oedipus the King (1967). Oedipus Rex (1967). Confesion a Laura (1991). Gabriel Garcia Marquez wrote the screenplay for Oedipus Mayor and Time to Die. Antigone (1961).

    DVD release

    The film was released on DVD on February 27, 2007 in Spanish with English and French subtitles.


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