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Iphigenia (Iphigenie)

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Original title
Iphigenia (Iphigenie) (Ifigeneia)aka
  • Iphigenia
Running time
130 min.
Greece Greece
Mihalis Kakogiannis (Play: Eurípides)
Mikis Theodorakis
Giorgos Arvanitis
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Greek Film Centre
Drama | Ancient Greece
Movie Groups
Euripides Adaptations
Synopsis / Plot
The Greek army is becalmed in Aulis and unable to sail to Troy. King Agamemnon has to face food shortage, the soldiers' mutiny but also soothsayer Calhas' intrigues, who saw the King killing his sacred cows, during a demonstration of his authority. Calhas, in order to take revenge, delivers an oracle saying that the winds will blow only if Agamemnon sacrifices his daughter, Iphigenia. The ambitious army commander, orders his daughter to leave Argos and come to Aulis, under the pretext of marrying her off to Achilles. Clytemnestra arrives at Aulis together with Iphigenia full of happiness at her daughter's good fortune. But when she learns the truth, Clytemnestra tries, in vain, to change Agamemnon's mind...
1977: Nominated for Oscar: Best Foreign Language Picture
1977: Cannes Film Festival: Nominated for Palme d'Or (Best Film)
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