After their enormous comedic success with NEVER ON SUNDAY, the husband-wife team of Mercouri and expatriate-American Dassin decided to look at the dark side of life with this drama. Mercouri is a well-known actress about to do a production of "Medea" under the directorship of Voutsinas,
with whom she once had an affair. The two discover that Burstyn, an American woman who killed her children, just as Medea did, is now living nearby. Voutsinas insists that Mercouri meet Burstyn in order to learn what might motivate such a woman--the better to portray Medea, my dear. The play and
the Mercouri-Burstyn interviews are intercut to the conclusion, which has Burstyn breaki...