Not Rated | 1h 38min | Drama, Mystery | 27 November 1968 (West Germany)
A strange visitor in a wealthy family. He seduces the maid, the son, the mother, the daughter and finally the father before leaving a few days after. After he’s gone, none of them can continue living as they did. Who was that visitor ? Could he be God ?
Watching Teorema for the first time in 2017 it gave me a chill by the influence this movie clearly had on “Apartment Zero” (1988) – A film I only discovered last year but it has become one of my favorites. I know “Apartment Zero” so well by now, that at times it felt (felt is the operative word)I was in their same universe. They are both socio-political psycho sexual tales. Terence Stamp and Hart Bochner even look related to each other. Colin Firth represents a Country in decadence with a past of elegant pride, Massimo Girotti represents, for me, exactly the same things for different reasons in different ways but they are both seduceable in the eyes of the stranger. To think that Teorema was made in 1968 and Apartment Zero in 1988, boggles the mind. Mine anyway.
Director: Pier Paolo Pasolini
Writer: Pier Paolo Pasolini (screenplay)
Stars: Silvana Mangano, Terence Stamp, Massimo Girotti
Language: Italian | English
Release Date: 27 November 1968 (West Germany)
Also Known As: Teorema
Filming Locations: 16 Via Palatino, Milan, Lombardia, Italy