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Blood on the Land (1966)

To homa vaftike kokkino (original title)
In Greece, in the early part of the 20th century, two brothers from a wealthy landowning family have opposite views on how the poor workers who work on their land should be treated.

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Credited cast:
Nikos Kourkoulos ...
Odysseas Hormovas
Mairi Hronopoulou ...
Eirini
Giannis Voglis ...
Rigas Hormovas
Faidon Georgitsis ...
Yangos
Zeta Apostolou
Notis Peryalis ...
Marinos Antypas
Eleni Kriti
Angelos Antonopoulos ...
Kotsos
Manos Katrakis ...
Father Hormovas
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Vasos Andronidis ...
Priest Dimitris
Kostas Baladimas ...
Priest
Dimitris Bislanis
Kostas Gennatas ...
Father Hormovas' janitor
Nikos Kouros ...
Shoemaker Thymios Pazis
Spiros Maloussis
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In Greece, in the early part of the 20th century, two brothers from a wealthy landowning family have opposite views on how the poor workers who work on their land should be treated.

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One of the best Greek films ever made
18 September 2001 | by (Thessaloniki, Greece) – See all my reviews

The story has to do with love, revolution, old ideas versus newer ones, conflict and finally a new world being created from the older one's ashes.

Vassilis Georgiadis was lucky enough to have a great script in his hand and a terrific cast to match it. I mostly liked the four protagonists: Nickos Kourkoulos as the rebellious, justice-adoring son who's not afraid to stand up against his family, Yiannis Voglis as his violent, tough brother, the GREAT Manos Katrakis as their wise but stubborn father and Mary Chronopoulou as Irene, a true feminist of the beginning of the 20th century. Also notice Notis Peryialis, the actor who plays the part of the only character of the story who really existed: Marinos Antypas The film was nominated for the Oscar of the Best Foreign movie. It's a pity it didn't win it...


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