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MedeaRound about 430 B.C., Euripides wrote a play about a witch who slays her children to spite her husband. Twenty-four centuries later, the Danish director...MedeaRound about 430 B.C., Euripides wrote a play about a witch who slays her children to spite her husband. Twenty-four centuries later, the Danish director...2003-05-23
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Medea

Starring: Udo Kier, Kirsten Olesen; Director: Lars von Trier

Round about 430 B.C., Euripides wrote a play about a witch who slays her children to spite her husband. Twenty-four centuries later, the Danish director Carl Theodor Dreyer reworked the story into a screenplay. And a few decades after that, Lars von Trier (Breaking the Waves, Dancer in the Dark) used that script as the basis for a dour, draggy, and cheaply manipulative tragedy that plays like an entry in some kind of bad Bergman knockoff contest.

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