Phedre (1968)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Tragedy  |   Run Time - 93 min.  |   Countries - France  |  
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Synopsis by Dan Pavlides

Jean Racine's 17th-century tragedy finds Phedre (Marie Bell) professing her love for her stepson when her husband King Thesee is rumored to be dead. When the king returns very much alive, his son Hippolyte is banished and later is killed in a chariot accident. The irate king makes plans to poison his wife for her alleged infidelities with his son. The feature appears to be a filmed version of the play. Jacques Dacqumine plays the king torn between his love for his son and the woman who chose to love the ill-fated Hippolyte.



aristocracy, family, folklore, France