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Iphigenia (1977)

Ifigeneia (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama | 20 November 1977 (USA)
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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Cast

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Klytaimnistra (as Eirini Papa)
Kostas Kazakos ...
Kostas Karras ...
Menelaos
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Odysseas
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Ahilleas
Angelos Yannoulis ...
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Kalhas
Georges Vourvahakis ...
Orestis
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Messenger
Dimitris Kontogiannis ...
Myrmidon (as Dimitris Kondogiannis)
Tasos Lertas
Dimitris Mitsoulas
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Storyline

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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20 November 1977 (USA)  »

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Iphigenia  »

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(Eastmancolor)

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1.66 : 1
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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 by having been dipped in the river Styx as an infant by his mother (all but his heel 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 birthmark, but it looks like a healing wound which Achilles would not have. See more »

Quotes

Ifigeneia: Come. Let's cry together, unite our pain in a lament.
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Follows The Trojan Women (1971) See more »

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A wonderful film
14 January 1999 | by See all my reviews

This film was the first movie I ever saw and cried watching. It's an adaptation of the classic play by Euripides, Iphigenia at Aulis. The cast was wonderful, and the cinemotography was spectacular. The story of a young girl caught between her fears and the country's will, one cannot help but cry.


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