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Electra (1962)





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Electra (Irene Papas) and brother Orestes are separated when their mother and her lover kill their father Agamemnon after his victorious return from battle. She marries a poor but honest farmer to escape from her murderous mother's home. Years later, Orestes and Electra are reunited as adults. the two plot the bloody murder of their mother to exact revenge for their father's death. The story is taken from the tragic play by Euripides, with screenplay and direction from Michael Cacoyannis.

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Irene Papas
as Electra
Theano Ioannidou
as Chorus Leader
Notis Peryalis
as Electra's Husband
Theanno Ioannidou
as Chorus Leader
Phoebus Rhazis
as Aegisthus
Aleka Katselli
as Clytemnestra
Elsie Pittas
as Electra as a girl
Pierre Ampeles
as Orestes as a boy
Eleni Karpeta
as Chrysothemi
Kitty Arseni
as Chrysothemi
Eleni Marki
as Chrysothemi
Eleni Marinou
as Chrysothemi
Anna Stavridou
as Chrysothemi
Rita Logapoulou
as Chrysothemi
Elli Trigonopoulou
as Chrysothemi
Liza Koundouri
as Chrysothemi
A. Gregoriades
as Chrysothemi
D. Kallas
as Chrysothemi
T. Exarchos
as Chrysothemi
M. Sakellarios
as Chrysothemi
Elly Vozikiadou
as Chrysothemi
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Critic Reviews for Electra

All Critics (2)

Mr. Cacoyannis is probably the leading Greek director and so it is a pity that his Electra, although (or perhaps because?) it won several prizes at Cannes, isn't very good.

August 1, 2019 | Full Review…

Well acted by Irene Papas, Cacoyannis' adaptation of the famous Greek tragedy was nominated for the Best Foreign Language Oscar.

February 2, 2012 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

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