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Electra, My Love (1974)
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Electra, My Love (1974)
Original name: Szerelmem, Elektra
Genre: Drama
Country: Hungary
Duration: 70 min.
Story: Reminiscent of the latter works of Bela Tarr, Miklos Jancso's "Beloved Electra" is comprised of a series of extremely slow and extremely long takes (there are just eight principal shots, each lasting an entire reel of film). More contemplative music video than conventional film, "Beloved Electra" is based on "Oresteia", a Greek myth written by Aeschylus, an ancient tragedian. The film stars Mari Toriocsik as Electra, a tortured woman who serves as a kind of metaphor for the people of Hungary and their historic suffering. She roams Jancso's landscape with a melancholic face, angry at Aegisztosz for conspiring with her mother to kill Agamemnon, her father.
Style: atmospheric, serious, captivating, realistic, stylized
Plot: murder, vengeance, obsession, parents and children, legends and myths, curses spells and rituals, ancient history, rivalry, state affairs, ballet, revolution, female nudity, dictator, male nudity, rebellion, class struggle, topless, danger

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Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 184 min.
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Prospero's Books (1991)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: UK, Netherlands, France, Italy, Japan
Duration: 124 min.
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Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
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Time: 80s
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Phaedra (1962)
Genre: Drama
Country: Greece, France, USA
Duration: 115 min.
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Sacrifice (2010)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: China
Duration: 122 min.
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Genre: Drama
Country: Greece
Duration: 93 min.
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Style: serious, realistic, gloomy, emotional
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Time: 60s, 1920s
Place: ancient greece, greece
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Genre: Drama
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Country: Greece
Duration: 110 min.
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