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Director  Roberto Rossellini
Music director  Mario Nascimbene
Language  Italian
7.2/10 IMDb

Genre  Biography, History
Country  Spain, Italy, France
Socrates (film) movie poster
Writer  Jean-Dominique de La Rochefoucauld, Marcella Mariani, Renzo Rossellini, Roberto Rossellini
Initial release  November 25, 1971 (New York City)
Cast  Jean Sylvère (Socrate (as Jean Silvère)), Anne Caprile (Santippe (as Anna Caprile)), Giuseppe Mannajuolo (Apollodoro (as Bepy Mannaiuolo)), Ricardo Palacios (Critone), Antonio Medina (Platone)
Screenplay  Roberto Rossellini, Jean-Dominique de La Rochefoucauld, Marcella Mariani
Similar movies  Related Roberto Rossellini movies

Socrates is a 1971 Spanish-Italian-French film directed by Roberto Rossellini.


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Socrates film


After Athens falls under the government of the Thirty Tyrants, the lives of citizens are no longer safe. The philosopher Socrates, meanwhile, continues his so-called philosophical "preaching", gathering more and more young disciples. The youth of Athens like Socrates, although the conservatives, such as the comedian Aristophanes, ridicule him, believing him to be one of the sophists.

His enemies, led by a young man named Meletus, accuse him in court, arguing that the philosopher preaches crazy doctrines to the youth, and does not believe in the gods, but demons. Socrates makes his "apology" (i.e., legal defense), but the citizens are against him; so Socrates is sentenced to death, and held in prison, awaiting execution. His disciples are desperate, and one of them, Crito, tries to help him by encouraging him to flee. Socrates rejects this idea, saying he must obey the rulers of the city. Socrates then resolves to die, and dies as soon as he is forced to drink hemlock.


  • Jean Sylvère as Socrates
  • Anne Caprile as Santippe
  • Giuseppe Mannajuolo as Apollodoro
  • Ricardo Palacios as Critone
  • Antonio Medina as Platone
  • Julio Morales as Antistene
  • Emilio Miguel Hernández as Meleto
  • Emilio Hernández Blanco as Ipperide
  • Manuel Angel Egea as Cebete
  • Jesús Fernández as Cristobolo
  • Eduardo Puceiro as Simmia
  • José Renovales as Fedo
  • Gonzalo Tejel as Anito
  • Antonio Requena as Ermete
  • Roberto Cruz as Un vecchio
  • Francisco Sanz as Un attore
  • Antonio Alfonso as Eutifrone
  • Juan Margallo as Crizia
  • Román Ariznavarreta as Calicle
  • Francisco Calalá as Lisia
  • Adolfo Thous as Ippio
  • Bernardo Ballester as Teofrasto
  • Jean-Dominique de La Rochefoucauld as Fedro
  • César Bonet as Prete
  • Jerzy Radlowsky as Giullare
  • Pedro Estecha as Focione
  • Rafael de la Rosa as Trasibulo
  • Simón Arriaga as Servitore della cicuta
  • Iván Almagro as Ermogene
  • Constant Rodriguez as Aristefo
  • Stefano Charelli as Efigene
  • Luis Alonso Gulias as Echino
  • Jesus A. Gordon as Lamprocle
  • José Luis Ortega as Giovane figlio di Socrate
  • Elio Seraffini as Prete
  • References

    Socrates (film) Wikipedia
    Socrates (film) IMDb Socrates (film)