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Phaedra (1962)

 -  Drama  -  September 1962 (Austria)
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The powerful Greek shipowner and constructor Thanos proposes to marry Phaedra during the baptism of a ship with her name. Phaedra, who is the daughter of Thanos'greatest competitor, is a ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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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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The powerful Greek shipowner and constructor Thanos proposes to marry Phaedra during the baptism of a ship with her name. Phaedra, who is the daughter of Thanos'greatest competitor, is a bored woman and has a son from her first marriage. Thanos gives an expensive ring to Phaedra and soon he learns that his estranged son from his first marriage, Alexis, has left the University of Economics in London to dedicate to paint. Thanos asks Phaedra to travel to London to bring Alexis to meet him in Greece. When Phaedra meets Alexis, she falls in love with her stepson and seduces him. Their doomed love affair leads the family to a tragedy. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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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 »

Quotes

Alexis: Phaedra... please, help me... let me go.
Phaedra: I can't.
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A splendid Film-Great performances All round
20 November 2002 | by (Ontario,CANADA) – See all my reviews



I had seen Phaedra once when I was young many moons ago and just recently obtained a bootleg copy of the film on video. What can I say. It left a lasting impression with me once again. Powerhouse acting from Raf Vallone, Melina Mercouri and Tony Perkins. Superbly directed in the tragic tradition of Greek tale. From beginning to end it will capture your emotions in a whirlwind tale of forbidden love and the horrific consequences of its persuit. The dark ending charges me up every time I see it. If you can get your hands on this film-don't pass it up. You won't be dissapointed. As a matter of fact-this picture should be lobbied for release on home video. It's simply too good a film to be lost in the archives.


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