- Original title
- Running Time
- 76 min.
Lars von Trier
- Carl Theodor Dreyer (Play: Euripides)
- Joachim Holbek
- Sejr Brockmann
- Udo Kier, Kirsten Olesen, Henning Jensen, Solbjørg Højfeldt, Preben Lerdorff Rye, Baard Owe, Ludmilla Glinska, Vera Gebuhr, Jonny Kilde, Richard Kilde, Dick Kaysø, Mette Munk Plum
- Production Co.
- Danmarks Radio (DR)
Drama | Mythology. TV Movie
- Synopsis / Plot
- Shooting entirely on analog video, Lars von Trier directs the made-for-Danish-TV version of the ancient Greek tragedy Medea by Euripides. The screenplay is based on a 1960s adaptation written by master Danish filmmaker Carl Theodor Dreyer that was never produced during his lifetime. The mythological story follows after the tale of Jason and the Argonauts, with Jason (Udo Kier) having successfully returned with the Golden Fleece and ready to marry the young Glauce (Ludmilla Glinska), daughter of King Kreon (Henning Jensen). In doing so, Jason abandons his long-suffering wife, Medea (Kirsten Olesen), who is also the mother of his two children. When the King exiles Medea, she plots a vicious plan of revenge that involves poison, hanging, and misery for all.
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