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Antigone

Antigone

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Sophocles' immortal tragedy Antigone receives a definitive cinematic interpretation in this 1961 film. Irene Papas (Z, the Trojan Women, the Guns of Navarone) heads a cast of over 500 actors of the Greek stage and screen, joined by soldiers and horsemen of the Greek Royal Guard. Performing in the original Greek, Papas and, in particular, Manos Katrakis as the tyrannical Theban King Creon, embody Sophocles' timeless themes with earthy conviction and irresistible passion. In the aftermath of a bloody civil war that fatally pitted both her brothers against each other, Antigone (Papas), daughter of Oedipus, picks through the carnage outside the gates of Thebes in search of her fallen siblings' bodies. Vowing to bury both men, Antigone defies a direct edict from Thebes ' King Creon that Antigone's rebel brother remain unsanctioned for having led the insurrection. Antigone's defiance of Creon and devotion to her shattered family divides the city of Thebes, threatens her sister's betrothal to Creon's son and invokes the wrath of a king willing to defy the gods themselves to satisfy his selfish vengeance. But by condemning Antigone, Creon unwittingly doomed himself to a sentence far crueler than any punishment he could inflict on his enemies. While remaining faithful to the original text, director Georges Tzavellas interprets Antigone as an intimate black and white epic that recalls Orsen Welles' MacBeth and Laurence Oliver's filmed Hamlet. As relevant now as it was in the fourth century BC, Antigone's riche tapestry, love and fate comes vividly to life in this superior film adaption.

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    Title: Antigone
    Genre: Drama-Classics, Foreign
    Starring: Janet Eilber, Irene Papas, Manos Katrakis, Maro Kontou, Nikos Kazis, Ilia Livikou, Theo Karousos, Yannis Arghyris, Byron Pallis, T. Morides
    Directors: George Tzavellas, Dinos Katsouridis
    Attributes: Full Frame, Black & White, Subtitled
    Release Date: 9/14/2004
    Original Year: 1961
    Product Type: DVD
    Region: 1
    Rated: UNR
    Catalog #: 3772
    UPC: 738329037727
    Item #: KOV037727

    Technical Information

    Street Date: 9/14/2004
    Closed Caption: No
    Run Time: 82 minutes
    Studio: Kino Video