Iphigenia

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Released 1977

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Iphigenia

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Director:
Michael Cacoyannis
Released:
1977
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Iphigenia is a dramatic Greek work about an army leader that must make a terrible sacrifice to the Gods in order to save his men. After Helen is abducted and sent to Troy, a Greek army, led by Agamemnon (Kostas Kazakos), embarks on a journey to do battle and retrieve Helen. But as the soldiers board the ship, there is no wind, and the ships do not move. Seeing his men grow tired and hungry, Agamemnon orders a crew to return to shore, and kill a group of sheep to feed them, but they mistakenly kill a sacred deer. As punishment for the slaying, the gods decree that that Agamemnon must sacrifice his oldest daughter, Iphigenia (Tatiana Papamoschou), or the winds will continue to be calm and the Greek army will not be victorious. Agamemnon sadly agrees to fulfill the tragic act, but when his wife Clytemnestra (Irene Papas) learns the news she will stop at nothing to prevent it from happening. Mihalis Kakogiannis directs this stunning adaptation of a legendary Greek tragedy by Euripides.moreless

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