Character actor Michael Shannon has been nominated for his second Oscar for his role in the 2016 thriller Nocturnal Animals. "No Small Parts" takes a look at some of the other characters he's played in the past.
Marina's sister drowned herself, her brother is both headstrong and weak, and her widowed mother has a reputation for sleeping around. Plus, Marina, who's family was rich before the war, is... See full summary »
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 »
A daughter discovers her wealthy family is actually on the verge of bankruptcy and decides to charm a millionaire for his money in marriage. Soon she is torn between living a lie and keeping up appearances.
Mina is a charming salesgirl. She buys a lottery ticket, but she finds out soon that it has been stolen from her. Pavlos, a married lawyer, enamored with her, helps her to track down the ... See full summary »
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 »
My only regret is that Michael Cacoyannis did not have a large enough budget to give his film the production values that one would expect from a story of such grandiose proportions. He does what he can with the resources available, and that is quite sufficient, but I would have loved to have seen life-size ships instead of small boats as the Greeks are waiting for their departure from Aulis. In the end, however, the artistic quality of his work is so high that nothing else matters. The Euripidean text is more than adequately translated into film. The actors are all superb. My joy at seeing their work is immense. Irene Papas has to be one of the greatest actors in the history of film. Her Clytemnestra makes one understand what lies in the future for Agamemnon. Eugène Ionesco loved this film. I can see why.
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