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Socrates - Jaquette DVD - Italie

Socrates

A Feature film by Roberto Rossellini

Production year : 1970

    Synopsis

    A false accusation leads the philosopher Socrates to trial and condemnation in 4th century BC Athens.

    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.

    Actors (3)

    Production and distribution (2)

    TV Broadcasts: Cumulative total

    TV broadcasts: details by country

    Full credits (5)

    Technical details

    Feature film

    Genres :

    Fiction

    Sub-genre :

    Drama, Historical

    Production language :

    French

    Coproducer countries :

    Italy, France, Spain

    Original French-language productions :

    Unknown

    Production year :

    1970

    French release :

    Runtime :

    1 h 30 min

    Current status :

    Approval :

    Unknown

    Color type :

    Color

    Aspect ratio :

    1.37

    Audio format :

    Mono

    Posters (1)

    Director

    Festival Selections

    Venice International Film Festival  - 1968

    Venice International Film Festival (Italy, 1968)

    Selection

    Official Competition

    Awards