Salome (1986 film)

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Directed by Claude d'Anna
Produced by Henry Lange
Written by Oscar Wilde
Starring Jo Champa
Music by Egisto Macchi
Cinematography Pasqualino De Santis
Edited by Roberto Perpignani
Release dates
  • May 1986 (1986-05)
Running time
105 minutes
Country Italy
Language English

Salome is a 1986 Italian-French drama film directed by Claude d'Anna. It was entered into the 1986 Cannes Film Festival.[1]


While Jesus is preaching with his Apostles, the confessor John the Baptist is arrested by the king of Judea to the many defamatory sermons against the power of the monarchy. Herod, son of Herod the Great, imprisons John, and Princess Salome, daughter of Herod, without him being aware of it, secretly falls in love with John the Baptist. But it is a corrupt and lustful love, which comes from lying insults that John turns to the corrupt family of Herod. When Herod, in the birthday of his daughter, asks to Salome what gift she wants, Salome says she wants to see the severed head of John. Herod the content, and so Salome, when John is beheaded, performs the dance of the seven veils, and falls into sexual rapture, kissing full of the passion the mouth of the head. Herod, horrified, puts to death his daughter.



  1. ^ "Festival de Cannes: Salome". Retrieved 17 July 2009. 

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