Antigone
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French playwright Jean Anouilh's modernized version of the classic Greek tragedy Antigone sets the story in the sleek palace of a fascist state ruled by Creon (veteran stage actor Fritz Weaver). His niece Antigone (Geneviève Bujold, Dead Ringers) is horrified by Creon's order that the body of her brother--who led a rebellion against the state--be left on the battlefield to rot. When she violates the edict, guards haul her before Creon, who struggles to convince her that his reasons are honorable, despite the ugly consequences, but Antigone remains steadfast, even though her death… More

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"This is a gripping, mesmerizing piece of work. Set in a Thebes that's a 20th century martial society.... The production is most remembered for Genevieve Bujold, then a rising star..."
‑ Mark Bourne, DVDJournal.com
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