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Teorema

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Genres: Drama, Mystery
Starring: Laura Betti, Massimo Girotti, Silvana Mangano, Terence Stamp, Anne Wiazemsky
Director: Pier Paolo Pasolini
Plot Synopsis:

One of the most radical provocations from the iconoclastic PIER PAOLO PASOLINI (Salò, or The 120 Days of Sodom), Teorema finds the auteur moving beyond the poetic, proletarian earthiness that first won him renown and notoriety with a coolly cryptic exploration of bourgeois spiritual emptiness. TERENCE STAMP (The Hit) stars as the mysterious stranger—perhaps an angel, perhaps a devil—who, one by one, seduces the members of a wealthy Milanese family (including European cinema icons SILVANA MANGANO, MASSIMO GIROTTI, LAURA BETTI, and ANNE WIAZEMSKY), precipitating an existential crisis in each of their lives. Unfolding nearly wordlessly in a procession of sacred and profane images, this tantalizing metaphysical riddle—blocked from exhibition by the Catholic Church for degeneracy—is at once a blistering Marxist treatise on sex, religion, and art and a primal scream into the void.

  • Release Details
    Release Date: February 18th, 2020
    Movie Release Year: 1968
    Release Country: United States
    Movie Studio: The Criterion Collection
  • Technical Specs
    Length:98 Minutes
    Specs:Blu-ray Disc
    Video Resolution/Codec:1080p AVC/MPEG-4
    Aspect Ratio(s):1.85:1
    Audio Formats:Italian: PCM Mono
    Subtitles/Captions:English
    Special Features:• Alternate English-dubbed soundtrack, featuring the voice of actor Terence Stamp and others
    • Audio commentary from 2007 featuring Robert S. C. Gordon, author of Pasolini: Forms of Subjectivity
    • Introduction by director Pier Paolo Pasolini from 1969
    • Interview from 2007 with Stamp
    • New interview with John David Rhodes, author of Stupendous, Miserable City: Pasolini’s Rome
    • New English subtitle translation
    • PLUS: An essay by film scholar James Quandt