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48 Ratings


Directed by Jules Dassin
France, Greece, 1962
Romance, Drama


A retelling of the Greek myth of Phaedra. In modern Greece, Alexis’s father, an extremely wealthy shipping magnate, marries the younger, fiery Phaedra. When Alexis meets his stepmother, sparks fly and the two begin an affair. What will the Fates bring this family?

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Phaedra Directed by Jules Dassin

Awards & Festivals

Academy Awards

1963 | Nominee: Best Costume Design, Black-and-White

BAFTA Awards

1963 | 2 nominations including: Best Film from any Source

Golden Globes (USA)

1963 | Nominee: Best Actress - Drama

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