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...
Gian Maria Volonté ...
Paolo Bonacelli Paolo Bonacelli ...
Don Luigi Magalone
Alain Cuny Alain Cuny ...
Barone Nicola Rotunno
Lea Massari Lea Massari ...
Irene Papas Irene Papas ...
François Simon François Simon ...
Luigi Infantino Luigi Infantino
Francesco Callari Francesco Callari
Antonio Allocca Antonio Allocca ...
Enzo Vitale Enzo Vitale ...
Dottore Milillo (as Vincenzo Vitale)
Maria Antonia Capotorto Maria Antonia Capotorto
Pietro Peragine Pietro Peragine
Vito Caraccia Vito Caraccia
Antonio Di Leva Antonio Di Leva
Accursio Di Leo Accursio Di Leo ...
Italy | France
23 February 1979 (Italy)
Also Known As:
Christ Stopped at Eboli
Aliano, Matera, Basilicata, Italy
Runtime: 3.9 hrs rare version