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Iphigenia (1977)
"Ifigeneia" (original title)

 |  Drama  |  20 November 1977 (USA)
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To appease offended gods before going to war, a commander must sacrifice his favorite daughter to them but does so under the pretext of marrying her off.

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Klytaimnistra (as Eirini Papa)
Kostas Kazakos ...
Kostas Karras ...
Tatiana Papamoschou ...
Christos Tsagas ...
Odysseas
Panos Mihalopoulos ...
Ahilleas
Angelos Yannoulis ...
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Dimitri Aronis ...
Kalhas
Georges Vourvahakis ...
Eirini Koumarianou ...
Nurse
Giorgos Oikonomou ...
Messenger
Dimitris Kontogiannis ...
Myrmidon (as Dimitris Kondogiannis)
Yorgos Charalabidis
Tasos Lertas
Dimitris Mitsoulas
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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 <chaz@eschaton.net>

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Trivia

Greece's official submission to the 1978's Oscar in the Best Foreign Film category. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Klytaimnistra: The whole world is your dominion, so rule it, but in my household I'm the ruler.
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Follows Electra (1962) See more »

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Beautiful homage for basic human values
8 January 2007 | by (Romania) – See all my reviews

Subtle masterpiece and precise recreation of Euripides tragedy.

Delicate art and science of light's exploration. And a great casting.

Same atmosphere of old Greek period, same taste of secret, duty and sacrifice. And the splendid music.

But the power of film consist in Tatiana Papamoschou's androgen's. A delicate acting and form of cult . Noble homage for basic human values. And Irene Papas- part of his character.

Principal merit of film is gentle protection of skill. The tension of silence, the deep force of gestures.

So, "Iphigenia" is more of a beautiful movie. It is a gorgeous "memento mori".


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