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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.

Director:

Michael Cacoyannis (as Mihalis Kakogiannis)

Writers:

Michael Cacoyannis (as Mihalis Kakogiannis), Euripides (play)
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 2 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Irene Papas ... Klytaimnistra (as Eirini Papa)
Kostas Kazakos Kostas Kazakos ... Agamemnonas
Kostas Karras Kostas Karras ... Menelaos
Tatiana Papamoschou ... Ifigeneia
Christos Tsagas ... Odysseas
Panos Mihalopoulos ... Ahilleas
Angelos Yannoulis Angelos Yannoulis ... Servant
Dimitri Aronis ... Kalhas
Georges Vourvahakis Georges Vourvahakis ... Orestis
Eirini Koumarianou ... Nurse
Giorgos Oikonomou ... Messenger
Dimitris Kontogiannis Dimitris Kontogiannis ... Myrmidon (as Dimitris Kondogiannis)
Yorgos Charalabidis
Tasos Lertas Tasos Lertas
Dimitris Mitsoulas 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>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

Greece

Language:

Greek

Release Date:

20 November 1977 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Iphigenia See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Greek Film Center See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (TV)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

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

Klytaimnistra: The whole world is your dominion, so rule it, but in my household I'm the ruler.
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Connections

Follows Electra (1962) See more »

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Drama to behold.
18 April 2006 | by jrewingfanSee all my reviews

My interest was raised as I was flipping through and saw the name Iphigenia. My name is Eugenia so I thought OK, lets see what this is. I am so glad I stayed on the channel. What a wonderful, wonderful story. Drama, sadness, some over the top acting but a wonderful time to be had. I watch this and it makes me sad for all the drivel the movie industry puts out and these beautiful little gems get passed over. Give Iphigenia a try and I hope you will enjoy it as much as I did. I have even gotten my children (27, 25, 20 and 17) to enjoy it. It starts slow, however, the drama builds and you will be drawn in to the story. Watching this lovely film made me want to shroud myself in more Greek tragedy and pathos.


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