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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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A tragic era, an incredible film.
23 February 2003 | by (Athens, Hellas) – See all my reviews

This film depicts the hard and unbearable life of the poor land workers in Thessalia, Greece at the beginning of the 20th century. Few landlords controlled most of the land and therefore controlled the lives of the poor. The main character, son of an important and respected landlord, tries to improve the living conditions of the land workers, but his older brother strongly rejects such ideas. The clash of the two brothers brings in mind a story from The New Testament, the story of a son who took his part of the family money and went away but later returned and the father`s welcome enrages the older son. It is important to notice that the films does not support any political ideas but strongly highlights the ideals of justice and solidarity. Definitely one of the best Greek films.


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