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FILM DETAILS
Certificate 15
Cast
Silvana Mangano
Terence Stamp
Massimo Girotti
Anne Wiazemsky
Laura Betti
Andres Jose Cruz Soublette
Ninetto Davoli
Directors
Pier Paolo Pasolini
Screenwriters
Pier Paolo Pasolini
Running Time
98 minutes

Theorem
Pasolini's parable


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Theorem

Plot
A charismatic stranger comes to stay with a bourgeois Italian family and transforms the lives of the father, mother, son, daughter and maid through a series of sexual encounters and enigmatic discussions.


Verdict
Whichever of the various interpretations you ascribe to this socio-political parody, the quality is undeniable.


Reviewed by David Parkinson

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