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Electra, My Love (1974)

Szerelmem, Elektra (original title)
It has been fifteen years since the death of her father, Agamemnon, and Elektra still burns with hatred for Aegisztosz, who conspired with Elektra's mother to kill him.

Director:

Miklós Jancsó

Writers:

László Gyurkó (play), Gyula Hernádi
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Mari Töröcsik ... Elektra
György Cserhalmi ... Oresztész
József Madaras József Madaras ... Aegisztosz
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Mária Bajcsay Mária Bajcsay ... Kikiáltó
Lajos Balázsovits Lajos Balázsovits ... Vezér
József Bige József Bige
Tamás Cseh Tamás Cseh ... Dalnok
György Delianisz György Delianisz
Balázs Galkó Balázs Galkó
Gabi Jobba Gabi Jobba ... Krisotemis
Tamás Jordán Tamás Jordán ... Dalnok
Zsolt Körtvélyessy Zsolt Körtvélyessy
János Lovas János Lovas
Sándor Lovas Sándor Lovas
Csaba Oszkay Csaba Oszkay
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Storyline

It has been fifteen years since the death of her father, Agamemnon, and Elektra still burns with hatred for Aegisztosz, who conspired with Elektra's mother to kill him.

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Drama

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Country:

Hungary

Language:

Hungarian

Release Date:

12 December 1974 (Hungary) See more »

Also Known As:

Electra, My Love See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

MAFILM Hunnia Stúdió See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

The movie contains one of the longest average shot lengths in motion picture: 350 seconds. The second take runs approximately 10 minutes. See more »

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Referenced in Isten hátrafelé megy (1991) See more »

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Fascinating and highly original.
17 February 2003 | by magus-9See all my reviews

If you don't know Jancso's work, I'd recommend starting with either this film, or with the masterpiece THE ROUND UP. Whereas THE ROUND UP combines Jancso's unique and impressive shooting style with a compelling narrative, ELEKTRA is more impressionistic... like a strange, continuously flowing film-ballet, it comes across like a sombre musical, an ancient Greek play transformed into an unusual ritual on the Hungarian plain. At 75 minutes, it is a distillation of Jansco's style, a brief, inspiring introduction to this unique artist.


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