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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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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 »

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Movie from my teen years
19 September 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This excellent movie rocked my teen years. It was the first really sophisticated film I'd ever seen. I own the soundtrack (on vinyl) and cannot for the life of me figure out why there is no DVD/VHS of this amazing film. The subtleties of the love scenes are magnificent. The film makers today could take lessons from Jules Dassin's excellent direction. The soundtrack is extraordinary, too. Melina Mercouri's womanliness on screen is so seductive. Her seduction of her step son is handled in such a way as to not offend. You feel the passion they have without having to see any graphic sex scenes - it's breathtaking. Maybe with enough comments there will be pressure to release this on DVD, after all, it worked on "The Americanization of Emily".


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