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Phaedra (1962)

Not Rated | | Drama | 1962 (Japan)
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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Elizabeth Ercy ...
Ercy (as Elisabeth Ercy)
Tzavalas Karousos ...
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Zorz Sarri ...
Ariadne (as George Sarris)
Andreas Filippides ...
Andreas (as Andreas Philippides)
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Stelios Vokovich ...
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Nikos Tzogias ...
Felere (as Nicos Tzoyas)
Depi Martini ...
Heleni (as Depy Martini)
Alexis Pezas ...
Dimitri
Tasso Kavadia
Kostas Baladimas ...
Dimo (as Dimos Baladinas)
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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. Thanos gives an expensive ring to Phaedra and soon she learns that his estranged son from his first marriage, Alexis, has left the London School of Economics (LSE) in London to dedicate himself to painting. 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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The car Phaedra buys her stepson is a 1960 Aston Martin DB4 MkII. See more »

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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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Chorus: These people are like gods. They celebrate with fire in the sky.
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Is #4 in my list of top five favorite films
12 September 2006 | by See all my reviews

I saw this movie at the tender age of 19 as a down and out college drop out in Los Angeles, in 1962. Given the repressed social environment of my early youth-the deep South-this movie opened up a whole range of insights and expectations of interpersonal and physical attractions within the context of taboo, forbidden relationships. The movie is shot through with the crackle of intellectual and erotic tensions and has, in my view, the single most sensuous scene ever filmed, and there are several from which to select. The musical soundtrack has few peers in film history. A highly under-rated film at the time, and it should be resurrected for contemporary audiences.


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