Tag Archives: Greece

Mikres eleftheries / Minor Freedoms (2008) Costas Zapas, Antonis Papadopoulos, Marlen Saites, Alexandros Tountas, Drama

Minor Freedoms (2008)
Set in the Greek highlands, the story presents a violent, domineering man who deals in the trafficking of emigrants and young, Balkan prostitutes. Addicted to drugs and mentally unstable, the man’s teenage daughter Fanny succumbs to her father’s violence and ends up working for him as a prostitute. The man also wishes to prostitute his young son, the immature Christos, who is dominated by his father’s violence and engages in suicidal behavior. There is a special bond between brother and sister, who have only each other, yet no one admits this. Fanny falls apart day by day but the father maintains his reign as Christos, however, resists. “But in the kingdom of the father, the last word belongs to the king,”

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Sonia (1980) Takis Kanellopoulos, Antigoni Doudoumi, Spiros Focás, Kostas Lahas, Drama, Romance

Sonia (1980)
The brief history of love Sonia lived in the summer with his teacher, greater and married in the early 60s By the fall man, Tonio traveling with his family abroad, leaving Sonia with her most intimate memories. Sonia has lived in Florence, Paris and acquired the romanticism of the interwar years he has found in books, paintings and music of the time. He has chosen to live a secluded life, introspection, away from the crowds, but always in a state of sensational mood.

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Tungsten (2011) Giorgos Georgopoulos, Prometheus Aleifer, Omiros Poulakis, Vangelis Mourikis, Drama

Tungsten (2011)
Tungsten deals with the idea of electricity as a metaphor, the scenery is urban, and the plot is unfolded during a single day. One day in Athens, continuous outages, and a final blackout, caused by the strike of technicians at the electricity company. A day during which, six people’s lives are being crossed and diverted. The heroes wander around the city, and as the day passes by and the darkness prevails, the scenery becomes more and more threatening. The heroes will experience intense discomfort while crossing each others path. When this strain is absorbed they are turned into victims, when the strain is channeled they are turned into perpetrators.

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Zorba the Greek (1964) Mihalis Kakogiannis, Anthony Quinn, Alan Bates, Irene Papas, Comedy, Drama

Zorba the Greek (1964)
Traveling to inspect an abandoned mine his father owns in Crete, English author Basil (Alan Bates) meets the exuberant peasant Zorba (Anthony Quinn) and invites him along when the older man claims he has mining experience. In Basil’s father’s old village, he finds himself attracted to a young widow (Irene Papas), and Zorba takes up with the woman who runs their hotel (Lila Kedrova). When things go wrong, Zorba teaches Basil how to enjoy life even under the most trying circumstances.

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