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Christ Stopped at Eboli

Christ Stopped at Eboli

A Feature film by Francesco Rosi

Produced by Action Films, Rai - Radiotelevisione Italiana

Release in France : 07/05/1980

    Synopsis

    The story follows a real life anti-fascist intellectual, Carlo Levi, into his forced exile in small, isolated village in a remote region of Southern Italy. The village is populated by inhabitants who barely survive on the meager harvest of the unyielding land. Eboli, the closest train station, is the last outpost of civilization (such as it is) before entering a world that has changed very little since the Middle Ages. The movie title, after the book written by Carlo Levi, expresses all the sense of abandon, neglect, desolation and human despair. According to the local tales, even Christ, in his southward journey, went no further than Eboli. Beyond that point, not even God dared (or could be bothered) to go...

    Actors (6)

    Production and distribution (4)

    Executive Producers :

    Action Films, Rai - Radiotelevisione Italiana

    Foreign production company :

    Vides Cinematografica

    Co-production :

    Action Films

    Film exports/foreign sales :

    Gaumont

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    Full credits (7)

    Author of original work :

    Carlo Levi

    Foreign producers :

    Franco Cristaldi, Nicola Carraro

    Director of Photography :

    Pasqualino de Santis

    Music Composer :

    Piero Piccioni

    Technical details

    Feature film

    Genres :

    Fiction

    Sub-genre :

    Drama, Literary adaptation

    Production language :

    Italian

    Coproducer countries :

    Italy, France

    Original French-language productions :

    Unknown

    Nationality :

    Minority French (Italy, France)

    Production year :

    1980

    French release :

    07/05/1980

    Runtime :

    2 h 25 min

    Current status :

    Released

    Visa number :

    49.520

    Visa issue date :

    24/03/1980

    Approval :

    Unknown

    Production formats :

    35mm

    Color type :

    Color

    Aspect ratio :

    1.66

    Audio format :

    Mono

    Posters (2)

    Director

    Festival Selections

    Cannes International Film Festival - 1979

    Cannes International Film Festival (France, 1979)

    Selection

    Out of Competition