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Original title
Ilektra
Year
Running time
110 min.
Country
Greece Greece
Director
Screenwriter
Mihalis Kakogiannis (Play: Eurípides)
Music
Mikis Theodorakis
Cinematography
Walter Lassally
Cast
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Producer
Co-production Greece-United States;
Genre
Drama | Ancient Greece
Movie Groups
Euripides Adaptations
New
Synopsis / Plot
A powerful rendering of the tragedy of Elektra by Euripides. The film begins with a summary treatment without dialogue of the action of the preceding play in the trilogy, The Agamemnon, in which the wicked Queen Clytemnestra and her lover Aesgisthes murder her husband Agamemnon upon his return from the Trojan War.
Awards
1962: Nominated for Oscar: Best Foreign Language Picture
1962: Cannes Film Festival: Technical Grand Prize
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