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ElCochran90
Super Reviewer
½ December 26, 2012
Delightful, with some insignificant flaws. Avid followers of the legendary work by Euripides will find themselves unexpectedly satisfied (well, not anymore if you read this) with the opening sequence, briefly retelling the past events of the story. Irene is the best drama actress Europe has ever laid eyes on. Few filmmakers like Kakogiannis can prolong certain scenes of the play on screen so marvellously. Too bad he relied more on the written theatrical presentation of the original play and adapting such pace to cinema rather than accepting the visually stunning landscapes and facial expressions that were perfectly captured as auxiliary elements of a more traditional celluloid rhythm, like the more conventional and accessible Greek classic Antigoni (1961) by Yorgos Javellas.

96/100
½ December 2, 2012
so so sword n sandal pic
June 28, 2010
maybe my mom watched this when she was lil but im rlly better off without!!
½ August 29, 2009
Hypnotic performance by Irene Papas as Electra, and the artistic use of veiled female bodies is stunning.
April 26, 2009
hmm?? ELEKTRA kya un, hndi nman ELECTRA. gsto ko ung kay jennifer garner.
March 4, 2009
Irene Papas is Excellent in this movie!!! I enjoyed every moment she was in the scene... Amazing woman! The rest of the actors are also good...
Super Reviewer
August 11, 2008
nominated for best foreign film at the oscars
March 22, 2008
it tried to recreate the atmosphere and the tension of the play, but sometimes this is way too visible...
February 17, 2008
This nae the right film! Ment to be Electra fae Daredevil!
½ February 5, 2008
The latest Electra is good, the one that links to daredevil or from. (i dunno)
December 31, 2007
where can I find this?
½ November 14, 2007
"Electra" is, simply put, the best adaptation of the tragedy ever made. It's hard to imagine how else could one turn this psychologically complex drama into film, but here Cacoyannis does it masterfully. It is almost a silent film, trusting most of the actions and emotions to images, and that is so hard to find today...In fact, throughout the history of sound cinema, it's been quite hard for directors to base their films around image moreso than dialog, but in "Electra" Cacoyannis does it almost flawlessly. Every single (and I'm not lying, every single one of them) frame is a masterpiece of photography. Including the actors themselves (Orestes and Electra are both beautiful). Perfect composition is an understatement. However, here's where the film's problems begin. It's just TOO perfect...I know that sounds impossible, but that's what slows down "Electra". In its search for the perfect shot, it delays actions and overextends simple things. Of course the final shot is aesthetically brilliant and stimulating, but it takes its time. In my opinion, that's the only flaw, but I could point out that the ritual-like manner of the movie could bother some, and its length. But if you're patient enough, you'll find unrivaled visual beauty that is more than style exercise, since it actually conveys emotions and tells the story. For better or worse, there's no other film like this.
November 10, 2007
Die bekannteste Blutgeschichte innerhalb einer Familie. Irene Papas als die tragische Tochter, Schwester und Mordanstifterin. Ihre Loyalitaet zum Vater, ihr Hass zur Mutter, ihre zweideutige Beziehung zum Bruder - und kein moeglicher Ausgang. Inspirierte auch Freud...
July 22, 2007
this is not the right Electra movie suppose to be with Jennifer garner
June 21, 2007
kinda wanna see this just because...
June 16, 2007
What the hell this isn't the movie
June 12, 2007
haha...jah, det var akkurat denne jeg mente
May 9, 2007
I DIDN'T MEAN TO PICK THIS ONE...MY BAD!!!
April 27, 2007
Old version. No thanks
April 8, 2007
I thnnk it is so nice 2 c a woman lyk electranstrong lyk dat!
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