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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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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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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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Phaedra: Don't come to Greece.
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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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