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Oh Babylon


This Greek film takes the ancient drama The Bacchae by Euripides (480-406 B.C.), and retells it in a more modern guise. It is the story of a ruling family which is deeply divided over an issue with religious implications. The worship of Dionysus, the god of wine and mad revels, requires its devotees to loosen up considerably from time to time. Pentheus (Alkis Panayiotidis), the young King of Thebes, thinks this is both a distraction and a waste of time. It will not help him get the book he is working on...more