The powerful Greek ship-owner 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 (L.S.E.) 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 step-son and seduces him. Their doomed love affair leads the family to a tragedy.
Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
A violent drama of profane love
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Did You Know?
The car Phaedra buys her stepson is a 1960 Aston Martin DB4 MkII. See more
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
[to Alexis, after Phaedra has told him the truth about her affair with Alexis
My whole life... my whole life, you make my whole life DIRTY!