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Cristo si Fermato a Eboli (Christ Stopped at Eboli) Reviews

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November 15, 2013
Perhaps of perfect authenticity and realism, the brief account of events is too subtle to attain its enlightenment.
½ February 25, 2013
Has some power. Now read the book.
February 2, 2013
The Film is quite good yet the audience felt boredom after a while. Also needed some background for foreigner viewers.
November 9, 2010
a very strong movie with a deep meaning to tell..
Super Reviewer
½ August 12, 2010
This film is a well done adaptation of Levi's book, but much of what was felt and experienced had to be summarized in dialogue. Reading the book is vastly more emotional and enlightening, worthy of the highest rating.
Super Reviewer
January 5, 2009
won best foreign film from BAFTA and was nominated for best foreign film by NBR
October 25, 2008
Outstanding in every aspect. Cinema at its very, very best
September 4, 2008
Non ho ben capito cosa ci stia a fare Irene Papas ma il film e` fatto molto bene e poi c'e` Volonte` quindi....
August 7, 2008
Beautifully observed, wonderfully directed piece of cinema, with a keen eye for observation and an unhurried, pastoral sense of pace. For contemplative viewers only.
May 9, 2008
great movie and book. I liked it very much and how they portrait the southern Italian as uneducated and very superstitious....
January 12, 2008
A wonderfully observed, quiet beautiful film telling the story of Carlo Levi's exile to a Southern Italian town. Probably far too slow and short on plot twists for most - but it rewards the audience with great cinematography and character observation. The conversations between Levi and the Fascist mayor are excellent. Highly recommended.
December 31, 2007
The greatest and most beautiful film of Francesco Rosis career with yet another superb performance by Gian-Maria Volonte.
November 30, 2007
Flixter provides no synoposis, so I'll provide one: A writer is exiled to the Italian south in the mid-1930s by the ruling Fascist government of Italy. There he develops a relationship with the community of peasants who have been shunned by Italy and the world....

Christ stopped at Eboli is a beautiful film. It deals with the glimmer of hope Levi brings to the peasant community he finds himself in as he crosses the barrier between the North and the South, and the rich and poor.

However, unlike the way I'm making it sound, the film has a far more subtle and complex beauty in its style, directed carefully and thoughtfully by Rosi, and also encompasses a genuinely endearing Italian humour and presenting a moving spirit among an abandoned community.

Fantastically performed, lovingly filmed and genuinely moving. Wonderful. A tragedy that according to Flixster 91% aren't interested...
November 3, 2007
A sensitive and thought-provoking treatment of the Southern Question. Rosi succeeds in bringing the complexity of Levi??s work to the screen in this remarkably subtle film. Gian Maria Volonte performance perfectly expresses Carlo??s transformation from outside observer of Southern life to an accepted member of the local community.
October 31, 2007
Un film (tres) austere et envoutant, dans une province italienne reculee pendant la guerre.
October 16, 2007
Volonte is on form as the exiled Carlo Levi. Rosi evokes the kind of grim fortitude of southern Italy masterfully.
September 23, 2007
muy bonita esta pelicula, bien enmarcada en la italia fascista, me tramo un resto el arte
August 2, 2007
I read the book "cristo si e fermato a eboli" about Levi's exile to Southern Italy. The story, while a great one, is so internal that it makes a poor choice for film adaptation.
½ July 2, 2007
This is supposed to be all artsy and whatever. I didn't get it. Slept through most of it.
June 12, 2007
This is how they used to make films when people's emotions were complex and human and their attention spans longer. Beautiful music.
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