- Original title
- Running time
- 115 min.
Jules Dassin, Margarita Lymberaki (Play: Euripides)
Jacques Natteau (B&W)
Co-production Greece / France / USA; Joele / Melinafilm
- Movie Groups
- 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.
: Nominated for Oscar: Best Costume Design (B&W)
: Golden Globes: Nominated for Best Actress - Drama (Melina Mercouri)
: BAFTA Awards: Nominated to Best Film & Best Foreign Actress (Mercouri)
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