Theorem (1968)

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  • Genre: Mystery, Drama
  • Release Date: 1968-09-07
  • User Rating: 7.1/10 from 351 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 35min
  • Language: Italiano
  • Production Company: Aetos Produzioni Cinematografiche
  • Production Country: Italy
  • Director: Pier Paolo Pasolini
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A wealthy Italian household is turned upside down when a handsome stranger arrives, seduces every family member and then disappears. Each has an epiphany of sorts, but none can figure out who the seductive visitor was or why he came.

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  • Terence Stamp

    as The Visitor
  • Silvana Mangano

    as Lucia, the Mother
  • Massimo Girotti

    as Paolo, the Father
  • Anne Wiazemsky

    as Odetta, the Daughter
  • Andrés José Cruz Soublette

    as Pietro, the Son
  • Laura Betti

    as Emilia, the Servant
  • Ninetto Davoli

    as Angelino, the Messenger
  • Carlo De Mejo

    as Lucia's first lover
  • Adele Cambria

    as Emilia, the Second Servant
  • Luigi Barbini

    as Boy at the station
  • Giovanni Ivan Scratuglia

    as Lucia's second lover
  • Alfonso Gatto

    as Doctor
  • Cesare Garboli

    as Interviewer (uncredited)
  • Susanna Pasolini

    as Old Peasant (uncredited)
Sound Ennio Morricone Original Music Composer
Editing Nino Baragli Editor
Camera Giuseppe Ruzzolini Director of Photography
Camera Angelo Novi Still Photographer
Writing Pier Paolo Pasolini Screenplay
Directing Pier Paolo Pasolini Director
Costume & Make-Up Maria Teresa Corridoni Key Hair Stylist
Production Manolo Bolognini Producer
Production Franco Rossellini Producer
Art Luciano Puccini Production Design
Costume & Make-Up Marcella De Marchis Costume Design
Sound Bruno Nicolai Music Director
Directing Sergio Citti Assistant Director
Sound Gianni Zampagni Boom Operator
Camera Otello Spila Camera Operator
Costume & Make-Up Manlio Rocchetti Makeup Artist
Production Paolo Frascà Production Manager
Costume & Make-Up Goffredo Rocchetti Makeup Artist
Directing Vanda Tuzzi Script Supervisor
Production Sergio Galiano Production Secretary
Sound Fausto Ancillai Sound Mixer
Camera Luigi Conversi Assistant Camera
Sound Bernardino Fronzetti Sound
Camera Giuseppe Buonaurio Assistant Camera
Costume & Make-Up Roberto Capucci Costume Design
Art Dario Fronzetti Set Designer