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The Trojan Women

The Trojan Women
  • 1971
  • US/UK
  • 109 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Michael Cacoyannis
  • Written by: Euripides, Edith Hamilton, Mihalis Kakogiannis
  • Cast: Katharine Hepburn, Vanessa Redgrave, Geneviève Bujold, Irene Papas, Brian Blessed

Queen Hecuba (Hepburn) and the women of Troy rise to find their city in ruins. Lots are drawn and the women must retire to their allotted men. Widow Andromache (Redgrave) finds she will be the new wife of a king, but her only son is committed to death, the mad Cassandra (Bujold) is taken away, and the fate of Greek temptress Helen (Papas) is left in the hands of Menelaus (Patrick Magee).

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