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Electra, My Love (1974)

Szerelmem, Elektra (original title)
It has been fifteen years since the death of her father, Agamemnon, and Elektra still burns with hatred for Aegisztosz, who conspired with Elektra's mother to kill him.

Director:

Miklós Jancsó

Writers:

László Gyurkó (play), Gyula Hernádi
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Complete credited cast:
Mari Töröcsik ... Elektra
György Cserhalmi ... Oresztész
József Madaras József Madaras ... Aegisztosz
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Mária Bajcsay Mária Bajcsay ... Kikiáltó
Lajos Balázsovits ... Vezér
József Bige József Bige
Tamás Cseh Tamás Cseh ... Dalnok
György Delianisz György Delianisz
Balázs Galkó Balázs Galkó
Gabi Jobba Gabi Jobba ... Krisotemis
Tamás Jordán Tamás Jordán ... Dalnok
Zsolt Körtvélyessy
János Lovas János Lovas
Sándor Lovas Sándor Lovas
Csaba Oszkay Csaba Oszkay
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It has been fifteen years since the death of her father, Agamemnon, and Elektra still burns with hatred for Aegisztosz, who conspired with Elektra's mother to kill him.

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Trivia

The movie contains one of the longest average shot lengths in motion picture: 350 seconds. The second take runs approximately 10 minutes. See more »

Quotes

Elektra: While one person lives that does not forget, no one can forget.
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Connections

Referenced in Isten hátrafelé megy (1991) See more »

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A choreography tour de force
16 February 2007 | by raseczSee all my reviews

The Euripides drama is played here on an expansive flat field. Hundreds of participants, a couple dozen horses, pheasants and pigeons move and dance over that terrain while the camera tracks through the crowd. It's a choreography tour de force, especially considering the film is made of about a dozen long takes.

Keeping in mind this was done during the communist regime, the story plays as political metaphor. This is particularly obvious as a modern encumbrance accompanied by a modern text closes the play.

The film I saw had washed out colors. I suspect this may not be in the original, but a sign of an aging reel. Nonetheless, the resulting sepia-ish tinge doesn't diminish the viewer's enjoyment.


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Country:

Hungary

Language:

Hungarian

Release Date:

12 December 1974 (Hungary) See more »

Also Known As:

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Production Co:

MAFILM Hunnia Stúdió See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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