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Phaedra (1962)

 -  Drama  -  September 1962 (Austria)
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A retelling of the Greek myth of Phaedra. In modern Greece, Alexis's father, an extremely wealthy shipping magnate, marries the younger, fiery Phaedra. When Alexis meets his stepmother, ... See full summary »

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Phaedra
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Alexis
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Thanos
Elizabeth Ercy ...
Ercy (as Elisabeth Ercy)
Tzavalas Karousos ...
(as T. Karoussos)
Zorz Sarri ...
Ariadne (as George Sarris)
Andreas Filippides ...
Andreas (as Andreas Philippides)
Olympia Papadouka ...
Anna
Stelios Vokovich ...
Stravos
Nikos Tzogias ...
Felere (as Nicos Tzoyas)
Depi Martini ...
Heleni (as Depy Martini)
Alexis Pezas ...
Dimitri
Tasso Kavadia
Kostas Baladimas ...
Dimo (as Dimos Baladinas)
Faidon Georgitsis
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A retelling of the Greek myth of Phaedra. In modern Greece, Alexis's father, an extremely wealthy shipping magnate, marries the younger, fiery Phaedra. When Alexis meets his stepmother, sparks fly and the two begin an affair. What will the Fates bring this family? Alexis's roadster and the music of Bach figure in the conclusion. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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A violent drama of profane love

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When Alexis goes to get the car from the garage toward the end of the movie, there is a very evident dent near the door handle. The dent is not evident when he gets out of the car in the next scene. See more »

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Alexis: Phaedra... please, help me... let me go.
Phaedra: I can't.
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A ture lost "classic"
8 November 1999 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

There are few films that one remembers like the nostalgia of a lost love. Phaedra has this effect on me. I saw it at a "foreign" film festival at Metropolitan State College in Denver Colorado when I was 20 years old in l965. Perkins will always bring to mind the "angst" ridden, melancholy young man, a role he truly "lives" in this brilliantly updated Greek tradegy. Melina M was never more alluring and exotic. When you combine the chemistry of these two unusual actors with the ancient fear of incest and deceit that Phaedra represents you get stunning performances from the two leads. I also was mesmerized by the haunting and seductive soundtrack from this film. The best description for it is "greek jazz",although that certainly doesn't describe it well. I bought the vinyl 33 in a used record shop in 1989 and copied it to tape. It travels with me in my car and is played quite frequently. Is there any hope of this film ever becoming available to vhs? Who knows. All I know is that the "fireplace" seduction scene has few equals in any other contemporary film for raw sensualism and erotic power.


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