The first of Pasolini's consciously 'difficult' films was Teorema (1968) which the director had already published as a novel. In the film an enigmatic, handsome stranger, played by Terence Stamp, introduces himself into the home of a bourgeois Milanese family and proceeds over a short period to physically and emotionally seduce all of them, including the maid. Then, as abruptly and mysteriously as he arrived, he departs, leaving all of them to cope with the existential void that he has opened up in their previously complacent existence.
- Pier Paolo Pasolini
- Silvana Mangano, Terence Stamp, Massimo Girotti, Anne Wiazemsky, Laura Betti
- 105 min