Young Aphrodites (1963) - Rotten Tomatoes

Young Aphrodites (1963)

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This slow moving exploitation film concerns two couples in love. A married woman meets a shepherd, flocking to him in an adulterous affair while her husband goes on a fishing expedition. Also, a twelve years old girl storms the dreams of a ten year old boy when both are eager to experience their first love. The young couple receive a lesson in love when they run across the shepherd and the fisherman's wife in the throws of passion. ~ Dan Pavlides, Rovi

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Anestis Vlahos
as Erster Hirte
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Critic Reviews for Young Aphrodites

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A moody, existentialist dissection of erotic obsession that will invigorate those who love avant-garde cinema.

August 21, 2007 | Rating: 4/5

Audience Reviews for Young Aphrodites

Director Nikos Koundouros' self-proclaimed tale of "ideological nothingness" is beautifully presented. Based on Daphnis & Chloe, it flows with an economy of dialog, relying instead on a rich visual presentation. Nikos is not at all shy with his symbolic use of animals; a domesticated fox, a young man butting heads with a ram, a huge dead pelican tied to a wooden cross... Koundouros spoke in interviews of Mikres Afrodites being a story of desperation. For me it is more about desire. Maybe the two, desperation and desire, are inseparable?

Randy Tippy
Randy Tippy

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If everyone reads the Hellenistic period classic "Daphnis and Chloe",they will discover the extremely powerful sighs and emotional silences this movie brings,same premise as the book.A wonderful Greek film,a definite must amongst a glamorous and kitsch era in our then film production,sensational cinematography and pagan signs.

Dimitris Springer
Dimitris Springer

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