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Electra (1962)

Ilektra (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama | 24 October 1962 (France)
Living in exile after the death of their father, the grown children of a murdered and usurped king converge to exact eye-for-an-eye revenge.

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Aleka Katselli ...
Klytaemnistra
Theano Ioannidou ...
Notis Peryalis ...
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Fivos Razi ...
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Eleni Karpeta
Kitty Arseni
E. Chatzeemichalee
Theano Krassa
M. Mauropoulou
Elli Trygonopoulo
Diza Kountoura
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A powerful rendering of the tragedy of Elektra by Euripides, second in a trilogy. The film begins with a summary treatment without dialogue of the action of the preceding play, The Agamemnon, in which the wicked Queen Clytemnestra and her lover Aesgisthes murder her husband Agamemnon upon his return from the Trojan War. Written by Paul Brians <brians@wsu.edu>

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Trivia

First film of Elli Fotiou. See more »

Goofs

Having seconds thought about killing Klytaemnistra, Orestis proclaims a devil, not a god, must have spoken to the oracle who told him to seek vengeance. As it happens, the word "devil" comes from the Greek word diábolos which means slanderer or accuser, not the Christian or Islamic word for a supernatural enemy of humankind tempting people to commit evil deeds. See more »

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Orestis: This man used to be a master, now he is slave.
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a revelation
16 July 2017 | by See all my reviews

each time when I see it, I discover "Electra" as revelation. for the great cinematography, for beautiful performances, for the admirable translation of the play of Euripides in precise portrait of feelings, guilty, desire, the huge sin. all is the part from a lost world. the traces of words, the clash between white and black, the group of women, the landscapes, the knowledge of viewer who is only a piece of clay for Cacoyannis. Irene Papas as the only Electra , like in manner in which, in "Iphigenia", she is the unique Clitemnestra. Giannis Feris as the Orestes who preserves in his presence entire spirit of old Greek statuary art. and, for a long time in the case of me, the axis of film, Aleka Katselli, remembering the memories about Micene and the Troyan war from the history lessons.a film who remains a revelation. about the deep essence of humankind.


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