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Lars von Trier claimed to be in psychic communication with the late Carl Theodor Dreyer (The Passion of Joan of Arc), on whose screenplay the film is based, during the shooting. This brilliantly original exploration of the dark passions of a woman scorned unfolds in shimmering North Sea marshlands and gloomy subterranean passageways. Von Trier (Dancer in the Dark) has created a haunting work of mythic realism. Loosely adapted from the play by Euripides.
Lars von Triers' powerful vision makes of this well known drama a trtue feast for your senses.
Medea is mortally wounded. jason abadoned her and her two children. Read more
This is an adaptation of Euripides’ play. It starts with Jason and his new wife, but on a very political tone: Creon is yielding power to Jason and to make it more powerful and... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Jacques COULARDEAU
During his "Europa Trilogy", Lars von Trier adapted a script the late director Carl Theodor Dreyer, one of Lars's major movie influences, wrote but never filmed. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Omnes
I love this movie. Criticisms of this movie (minimal to being off-putting, slow moving, horrid picture quality) could be valid depending on the viewer. Read morePublished 20 months ago by michael moodgroove
Here is another movie that I ordered just because my favorite actor, Udo Kier, was in. It is a dark and beautifully shot film by the genius that is Lars Von Trier. Read morePublished 20 months ago by Laura Limon
Trier, who is at times an accomplished director, has an eye for great art. This film, which deals with the Greek mythology of Medea, who killed her children in order to appease the... Read morePublished 21 months ago by Bartok Kinski
I have been wanting this version of 'Medea' by Lars Von Trier' for ten years. It encapsulates the primal responses of women who have children in good faith, trust and respect. Read morePublished on January 1, 2013 by Silvana Roche
I found it hard to follow the plot in this movie. The children being hanged was horrifying.Published on June 5, 2010 by Amazon Customer