Medea 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… Medea 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…
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MEDEA (2003)

EW's GRADE
C

Details Release Date: May 20, 2003; With: Udo Kier and Kirsten Olesen

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.

Originally posted May 23, 2003 Published in issue #711 May 23, 2003 Order article reprints
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