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Phaedra (1962)

Not Rated | | Drama | 1962 (Japan)
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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 ... See full summary »

Director:

Jules Dassin

Writers:

Margarita Lymberaki (screenplay) (as Margarita Liberaki), Jules Dassin | 1 more credit »
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 1 win & 3 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Melina Mercouri ... Phaedra
Anthony Perkins ... Alexis
Raf Vallone ... Thanos
Elizabeth Ercy ... Ercy (as Elisabeth Ercy)
Tzavalas Karousos ... (as T. Karoussos)
Zorz Sarri ... Ariadne (as George Sarris)
Andreas Filippides ... Andreas (as Andreas Philippides)
Olympia Papadouka ... Anna
Stelios Vokovich ... Stravos
Nikos Tzogias ... Felere (as Nicos Tzoyas)
Depi Martini ... Heleni (as Depy Martini)
Alexis Pezas ... Dimitri
Tasso Kavadia
Kostas Baladimas ... Dimo (as Dimos Baladinas)
Faidon Georgitsis
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Storyline

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. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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A violent drama of profane love See more »

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Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Country:

France | Greece | USA

Language:

English | Greek

Release Date:

1962 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Fedra See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Joele,Jorilie,Melina Film See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

The car Phaedra buys her stepson is a 1960 Aston Martin DB4 MkII. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Thanos: [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!
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An excellent underestimated film of the 60's
15 December 2001 | by marantosvassilisSee all my reviews

The truth is that the film has nothing to do with the classic tragedy of Eurypides, but it is own of the most romantic and tragic films of the 60's. It has own of the most erotic love scenes I ever seen, and one of the best musical score that I ever heard. Melina is more beautiful than ever, Anthony Perkins is excellent as the fragile stepson who is seduced by his father's wife(M.Mercouri.)Valone is superb as the Greek Tycoon. Someone must release again the VHS and the DVD and the CD, because it is a good movie, and it did not deserve the bad criticisms that it received when it was first released.


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