L'apocalisse (1947)

A historical illustration of the prophetic vision of St. John the Evangelist. A few decades after the edict of Constantine, Julian the Apostate reestablishes pagan worship and persecutes Christians; but divine punishment reaches him.


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Credited cast:
Tullio Carminati
Massimo Serato
Alfredo Varelli Alfredo Varelli
Vera Bergman
Lilia Landi Lilia Landi
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Guglielmo Barnabò Guglielmo Barnabò
Francesca Biondi Francesca Biondi
Paolo Carlini Paolo Carlini
Liana Del Balzo Liana Del Balzo
Bianca Doria Bianca Doria
Claudio Ermelli
Marcello Giorda Marcello Giorda
Loris Gizzi Loris Gizzi
Enrico Glori Enrico Glori
Laura Gore Laura Gore


Nothing can stop the triumph of Christianity, which exalts spiritual values, amid the corruption and decadence of imperial Rome. On the ruins of the Empire other kingdoms arise, fed by the new Faith. But modern science, which separates from the Faith and becomes alien to it, brings human pride to the paroxysm. And here, like the symbols of human madness, arise the monstrous tentacled cities, where everything seems to pervert. Pride finds its punishment in itself, the modern finds become instruments of death and ruin, and they destroy that very civilization, to which man has sacrificed everything. Only the simple, uncontaminated nature complies with the divine law: life resumes flourishing where human pride has sown death. The farmer returns to the fields, the shepherd still judges the flock on the hills, which spring blossoms again. Written by Ulf Kjell Gür

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20 October 1947 (Italy) See more »

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Apocalipse See more »

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1.37 : 1
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