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Master Thesis

La question existentielle ou la perte du sentiment du sacré dans Teorema et Porcile de Pier Paolo Pasolini

Abstract : Teorema and Porcile are two films, but the first is also a novel and the second a play, which makes the interpretation of the films more complex. Pasolini captures some of his characters when they are going through an existential crisis. Works from the end of the 1960s, they also bear witness to the contestation of bourgeois values ​​and the mistakes of human beings in the desecrated world of an Italy where the consumer society triumphs. Through the character of the visitor, in Teorema, Pasolini allows the return of the sacred in a bourgeois family which has forgotten true values. The departure of the visitor reveals to each member of the family that the life they lead is devoid of authenticity. Porcile, whose action takes place according to two plots carried out in parallel, wonders about barbarism, through the members of a family whose father is a former Nazi and simultaneously by confronting the spectator with the spectacle of cannibalism on the slopes of Etna in medieval Italy. The character embodied by Ninetto Davoli, possessing transcendence, ensures the link between the two plots.
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Chantal Colomb. La question existentielle ou la perte du sentiment du sacré dans Teorema et Porcile de Pier Paolo Pasolini. Littératures. 2021. ⟨dumas-03578731⟩



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