With fierce originality, this powerful adaptation of the Sophocles tragedy presents a world of honor, treachery and fateful consequences. Acclaimed actress Genevieve Bujold skillfully ... See full summary »

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Antigone (as Genevieve Bujold)
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Haemon
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With fierce originality, this powerful adaptation of the Sophocles tragedy presents a world of honor, treachery and fateful consequences. Acclaimed actress Genevieve Bujold skillfully combines elements of zealotry and idealism in her affecting portrait of Antigone. Jean Anouilh's retelling of "Antigone" stages the inescapably wrenching central confrontation between Antigone and Creon by presenting Bujold and Fritz Weaver seated at a long, executive-suite table--a hallmark of Anouilh's play. The New York Times critic, John J. O'Connor, lauded this "Antigone" as "well acted, well directed and beautifully staged." Written by Anonymous

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A bipolar version of antigone
7 April 2005 | by See all my reviews

If you were trapped on a desert island with a choice of only one movie and you were hoping to find something that would drive you mad fastest, look to this pathetic version of antigone. it succeeds in transforming the tale of a woman who was passionate about her beliefs and family and her trapped sister to a tale of dumb(bipolar) and dumber (Ismene as a shallow annoyance who shows up in this film to point out the obvious and irritate the audience so we hope that she gets stampeded by wild horses in the end... alas she does not. too bad. may have made this discredit to sophocle's genius more exciting.

It is an insult/


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