"Desolation and despair reign supreme in the kingdom of Mycenae. The great Agamemnon has been brutally murdered; his son Orestes has fled and his daughter Electra has been imprisoned within the walls of the castle. All hope seems lost until the sacred oracle speaks and replaces Electra's broken spirit with an unquenchable desire for justice and bloody vengeance."
The women of defeated Troy are at the mercy of the Greeks in this adaption of Euripedes' tragic anti-war play. The unbeatable cast is lead by Katharine Hepburn, Irene Papas, Genevieve Bujold and Vanessa Redgrave.
Basil, a timid English writer, hires Zorba, a gregarious peasant, to work in a mine he has inherited on Crete. Eventually, Zorba's undying exuberance forces Basil to undergo a transformation into becoming a more active participant in his own life.