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The story of a young, wild woman who doesn't want to compromise and settle down. Stella is a restless, rebellious Greek woman who plays with men and enjoys her life as much as she can. But ... See full summary »
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Anna and Ben are settled in rural Chile in the early 1970's. They are very isolated and their only real friends are two Chilean sisters, Eva and Monica. When Ben is stranded in Santiago on ... See full summary »
The Greek army is about to set sail to a great battle, but the winds refuse to blow. Their leader, King Agamemnon, seeks to provide better food, but accidentally slays a sacred deer. His punishment from the gods, the sacrifice of his daughter Iphigenia. Written by
Greece's official submission to the 1978's Oscar in the Best Foreign Film category. See more »
According to Greek mythology, Achilles was rendered impervious to wounds having been dipped in the river Styx as an infant by his mother (all but his heal by which she held him). There is clearly a red mark on the upper arm of Panos Mihalopoulos (who portrayed Achilles). It could be a strawberry birth mark, but it looks like a healing wound which Achilles would not have. See more »
I agree with all the accolades, I went through a box of tissues watching this film. It had a gritty authenticity and rang true in every way.
The question I'm about to raise represents a current sensibility regarding the treatment of animals. I had a very difficult time with the beginning slaughter of sheep and goats, and the dying deer with its pulsing neck and pooling blood as its life drained away was hideous.
This is the age of "no animals were hurt in the production of this move." Iphigenia was made in the late 70's before the advent of computer simulation. Was it possible to fake these animal deaths? Or were these animals slaughtered for art?
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