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Phaedra

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Original title
Phaedra
Year
Running time
115 min.
Country
France France
Director
Screenwriter
Jules Dassin, Margarita Lymberaki (Play: Euripides)
Music
Mikis Theodorakis
Cinematography
Jacques Natteau (B&W)
Cast
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Producer
Co-production Greece / France / USA; Joele / Melinafilm
Genre
Drama
Movie Groups
Euripides Adaptations
New
Synopsis / Plot
A retelling of the Greek myth of Phaedra. In modern Greece, Alexis's father, an extremely wealthy shipping magnate, marries the younger, fiery Phaedra. When Alexis meets his stepmother, sparks fly and the two begin an affair. What will the Fates bring this family? Alexis's roadster and the music of Bach figure in the conclusion.
Awards
1962: Nominated for Oscar: Best Costume Design (B&W)
1962: Golden Globes: Nominated for Best Actress - Drama (Melina Mercouri)
1962: BAFTA Awards: Nominated to Best Film & Best Foreign Actress (Mercouri)
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