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Phaedra (1962)
Φαίδρα (original title)
Fedra (title with latin characters)
Fiction, 115 min
 
Production countries   France,Greece,USA
Languages   Greek,English
Director   Jules Dassin
Scriptwriter   Jules Dassin
Producer   Jules Dassin
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Plot keywords    
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Plot
Inspired by Euripedes' tragedy Hippolytus and set in modern times, this allegorical tale centers on the love triangle between a fabulously wealthy Greek shipping magnate, his lonely second wife, and his first-born son. The affair between the wife and her stepson begins soon after she arrives in London to bring him back to Greece so her husband can teach him about shipping and he can marry another tycoon's daughter to cement a new alliance. Though the son quickly falls in love with his beautiful stepmother, he cannot overcome his crushing guilt at having betrayed his father. When the wife learns of her husband's planned betrothal of his son, she becomes enraged and confesses her affair. Great tragedy follows as her husband beats his son senseless while verbally battering the wife.
 
Technical Specifications Image / Sound
Color / Black & White   Black & White
Sound format   Mono
Aspect ratio   1.78:1
Production format   35mm
Distribution format   35mm
 
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