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Yorgos Tzavellas (screenplay)
Sophocles (play)
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Release Date:
22 January 1962 (Greece) See more »
Antigone defies her uncle's decree that her traitorous brother should go unburied and therefore find no rest in the afterlife; however, her actions have tragic consequences. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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A Greek rendition of a Greek classic, this film has remained with me for 40 years. See more (20 total) »


  (in credits order)

Irene Papas ... Antigone
Manos Katrakis ... Creon

Maro Kodou ... Ismene
Nikos Kazis ... Haemon
Ilia Livykou ... Eurydice
Giannis Argyris ... A Sentry
Byron Pallis ... A Messenger
Tzavalas Karousos ... Tieresias
Thodoros Moridis ... First Elder of Thebes
Giorgos Vlahopoulos ... Elder of Thebes
Yorgos Karetas ... Elder of Thebes
Thanasis Kefalopoulos ... Elder of Thebes
H. Bourgatzas ... Elder of Thebes
I. Garifalidis ... Elder of Thebes
A. Kakoulidis ... Elder of Thebes
Antonis Saviolakis ... Elder of Thebes
Pavlos Rafeletos ... Elder of Thebes
Mimis Rougeris ... Elder of Thebes (as Dimitris Rougeris)
Kostas Alatzas ... Elder of Thebes
D. Skouris ... Elder of Thebes
D. Xidis ... Elder of Thebes
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Koula Agagiotou ... (uncredited)
Labros Kotsiris ... (uncredited)
Kostas Papakonstantinou ... (uncredited)
Giota Soimoiri ... (uncredited)
Giorgos Vrasivanopoulos ... (uncredited)

Directed by
Yorgos Tzavellas  (as George Tzavellas)
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Sophocles  play
Yorgos Tzavellas  screenplay (as George Tzavellas)

Produced by
James Paris .... producer
Sperie Perakos .... executive producer
Original Music by
Arghyris Kounadis 
Cinematography by
Dinos Katsouridis 
Film Editing by
Giorgos Tsaoulis  (as G. Tsaoulis)
Production Design by
Hans Hurch (uncredited)
Art Direction by
Giorgos Anemogiannis 
Makeup Department
Giorgos Rois .... makeup artist (uncredited)
Kimon Spathopoulos .... makeup artist (uncredited)
Kassandra Spathopoulou .... makeup artist (uncredited)
Production Management
Miltiades Tsentos .... production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Lakis Antonakos .... assistant director (as Vasilis Antonakos)
Sound Department
Nikos Despotidis .... sound
Camera and Electrical Department
Notis Adam .... still photographer (uncredited)
Other crew
Noelle Gillmor .... subtitler: English
T. Papahristopoulou .... script girl

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Also Known As:
"Antigoni" - Greece (original title)
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93 min | Greece:98 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
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A Greek rendition of a Greek classic, this film has remained with me for 40 years., 8 October 2001
Author: Lance Nevard from Latham, New York

This film, seen in my youth, has etched itself indelibly into my psyche. Achingly bleak, this story of a sister's love is portrayed in a classical style, with Irene Pappas powerfully projecting the character of the title role. This is a worthwhile way to use your valuable time.

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