Antigone

(1961)
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In Thebes in ancient Greece, King Oedipus kills his father and marries his mother Jocasta, having two sons - Eteocles and Polyneices - and two daughters - Ismene and Antigone. King Oedipus dies a beggar in the exile after gouging out his own eye, and Eteocle agrees to reign in Thebes in alternating years with Polynices. However, he refuses to resign after the first year and Polynieces raises an army and attacks Thebes, and they kill each other. The ruler of Thebes Creon decrees that Eleocles should have an honorable burial while the body of the traitor Polyneices should be left on the battlefield to be eaten by the jackals and vultures. However, Antigone, who was betrothed to Creon's surviving son Haemon, defies Creon's orders and buries her brother. When Creon is reported of the attitude of Antigone, he sentences her to be placed in a tomb alive. Antigone hangs herself in the tomb and Haemon tries to kill his father first and then he kills himself with his sword...

  1. Yorgos Javellas

    Director

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  1. Irene Papas

    Irene Papas

    Antigone

  2. Manos Katrakis

    Manos Katrakis

    Creon

  3. Maro Kodou

    Maro Kodou

    Ismene

  4. Ilia Livykou

    Ilia Livykou

    Eurydice

  5. Byron Pallis

    Byron Pallis

    A Messenger

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Original Title Αντιγόνη

Status Released

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  • May 31, 1961
    Theatrical

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Original Language Greek

Runtime 1h 33m

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