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Electra (Irene Papas) and brother Orestes are separated when their mother and her lover kill their father Agamemnon after his victorious return from battle. She marries a poor but honest farmer to escape from her murderous mother's home. Years later, Orestes and Electra are reunited as adults. the two plot the bloody murder of their mother to exact revenge for their father's death. The story is taken from the tragic play by Euripides, with screenplay and direction from Michael Cacoyannis.

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Irene Papas
as Electra
Theano Ioannidou
as Chorus Leader
Notis Peryalis
as Electra's Husband
Theanno Ioannidou
as Chorus Leader
Phoebus Rhazis
as Aegisthus
Aleka Katselli
as Clytemnestra
Elsie Pittas
as Electra as a girl
Pierre Ampeles
as Orestes as a boy
Eleni Karpeta
as Chrysothemi
Kitty Arseni
as Chrysothemi
Eleni Marki
as Chrysothemi
Eleni Marinou
as Chrysothemi
Anna Stavridou
as Chrysothemi
Rita Logapoulou
as Chrysothemi
Elli Trigonopoulou
as Chrysothemi
Liza Koundouri
as Chrysothemi
A. Gregoriades
as Chrysothemi
D. Kallas
as Chrysothemi
T. Exarchos
as Chrysothemi
M. Sakellarios
as Chrysothemi
Elly Vozikiadou
as Chrysothemi
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Audience Reviews for Electra

  • Jul 13, 2011
    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 <i>Antigoni</i> (1961) by Yorgos Javellas. 96/100
    Edgar C Super Reviewer

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