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Director:
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Longus (play)
Kostas Sfikas (writer)
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Release Date:
December 1966 (USA) See more »
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Parallel stories of Eros set in 200 B.C. Nomadic shepherds, plagued by drought, happen on a fishing encampment with plentiful fresh water... See more » | Add synopsis »
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7 wins & 1 nomination See more »
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The Sea wins at Euro Panorama
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Cast

  (in credits order)
Eleni Prokopiou ... Arta
Takis Emmanuel ... Tsakalos
Kleopatra Rota ... Chloe
Vangelis Ioannidis ... Skymnos
Zannino ... Molossos (as Giannis Zannino)
Anestis Vlahos ... Erster Hirte
Kostas Papakonstantinou ... Stummer Hirte
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Stathis Giallelis
Vasilis Kailas (as Vasilakis Kailas)

Directed by
Nikos Koundouros 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Longus  play "Dafnis kai Hloi"
Kostas Sfikas  writer
Theokritos  play
Vasilis Vasilikos  writer

Produced by
Daniel Bourla .... executive producer
Nikos Koundouros .... producer
Giorgos Zervos .... producer
 
Original Music by
Giannis Markopoulos 
 
Cinematography by
Giovanni Varriano 
 
Film Editing by
Giorgos Tsaoulis 
 
Costume Design by
Nikos Koundouros 
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Takis Georgopoulos .... camera operator
 

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Also Known As:
"Mikres Afrodites" - Greece (original title)
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88 min
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Version of Daphnis and Chloe (1969)See more »

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The Human State, 8 September 2013
Author: Greekguy from Netherlands

First, a confession - I was ready to like this film even before I saw it, because it was based on a classical text set in Greece ("Chloe and Dafnis", an early romance). What I wasn't ready for was the frank exploration of attraction, sex and perceived self-worth that this film offers. Imagine if someone was able to capture the essence of the mating ritual, stripped of nearly all its cultural clutter. That is what this film does, and in hauntingly beautiful tableaux vivants.

What happens in the film? Well, the film opens in the distant past, as group of shepherds arrive at a new location to water their animals. On arrival, a young boy finds a local girl fishing and begins a tentative courtship. At the same time, an older shepherd does the same with a bird-catcher. But who is falling into whose nets? As we watch both couples, a series of themes are presented. Why are we aggressive in love? What do we understand of the engines of attraction? Can we ever come to know one another, or are we always strangers wandering? This film, shot in the early 1960s, gives its viewers questions that are far more modern than expected, and yet as old as the subject itself. This is a love story, provided that you understand that love is an absolutely unfathomable mystery.

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