MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 1,622 this week

Reconstruction (1970)
"Anaparastasi" (original title)

 |  Crime, Drama  |  19 April 1979 (Turkey)
7.5
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.5/10 from 538 users  
Reviews: 3 user | 8 critic

A woman murders her husband, upon his return home after a long absence, with the complicity of the lover who has relieved her loneliness. Costas Ghoussis, an emigrant recently returned to ... See full summary »

0Check in
0Share...

IMDb Picks: April

Visit our IMDb Picks section to see our recommendations of movies and TV shows coming out in April.

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 31 titles
created 07 May 2011
 
list image
a list of 49 titles
created 22 Jun 2012
 
a list of 25 titles
created 24 Jun 2012
 
a list of 24 titles
created 8 months ago
 
a list of 21 titles
created 3 weeks ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Reconstruction" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Reconstruction (1970)

Reconstruction (1970) on IMDb 7.5/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Reconstruction.
6 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Days of 36 (1972)
Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

It is 1936 in Greece, shortly before the Metaxas' dictatorship. A former drug trafficker and police informer, Sofianos, is in prison because of the assassination of a trade unionist during ... See full summary »

Director: Theodoros Angelopoulos
Stars: Vangelis Kazan, Kostas Pavlou, Thanos Grammenos
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

Marina's sister drowned herself, her brother is both headstrong and weak, and her widowed mother has a reputation for sleeping around. Plus, Marina, who's family was rich before the war, is... See full summary »

Director: Mihalis Kakogiannis
Stars: Ellie Lambeti, Dimitris Horn, Eleni Zafeiriou
Drama | History | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

Greece 1939 - 1952 Fascist, Nazi, Communist conflict as seen through a family of travelling provincial players

Director: Theodoros Angelopoulos
Stars: Eva Kotamanidou, Aliki Georgouli, Vangelis Kazan
The Hunters (1977)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

It is New Year's Eve. 1976. On a Greek island a party of bourgeois hunters comes upon a body, buried in the snow and miraculously preserved by the cold. By his uniform, he appears to be one... See full summary »

Director: Theodoros Angelopoulos
Stars: Mairi Hronopoulou, Eva Kotamanidou, Aliki Georgouli
Sweet Bunch (1983)
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

The diary of the life and death of a group of "amoral" young people, who have reached the point of no return and seek something to believe in and to die for. Their behavior brings them to ... See full summary »

Director: Nikos Nikolaidis
Stars: Despina Tomazani, Dora Masklavanou, Takis Moschos
Rembetiko (1983)
Biography | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

The story of a group of Rembetes, singers and musicians of the Greek equivalent to the blues, in the early decades of the 20th century, seen through the eyes of a young female singer.

Director: Costas Ferris
Stars: Sotiria Leonardou, Nikos Kalogeropoulos, Michalis Maniatis
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

During one of her parents many parties, Chloe learns they're bankrupt. She's being courted by Niko, a wealthy Greek American, so she decides to charm him. He's quickly captivated. That ... See full summary »

Director: Mihalis Kakogiannis
Stars: Ellie Lambeti, Athena Michaelidou, Eleni Zafeiriou
Electra I (1962)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Living in exile after the death of their father, the grown children of a murdered and usurped king converge to exact eye-for-an-eye revenge.

Director: Mihalis Kakogiannis
Stars: Irene Papas, Giannis Fertis, Aleka Katselli
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

An anthology film following different stories around the theme of invisibility in the modern world.

Directors: Theodoros Angelopoulos, Gian Vittorio Baldi, and 10 more credits »
Stars: Jupiter Apple, Gian Vittorio Baldi, Sonia Braga
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

A peaceful, frightened little man (Dinos Iliopoulos) is mistakenly identified as "the dragon" ("o drákos"), a notorious criminal at large. He briefly and reluctantly rules the underworld ... See full summary »

Director: Nikos Koundouros
Stars: Dinos Iliopoulos, Margarita Papageorgiou, Giannis Argyris
Drama | History | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

The true story of a young couple (Babis and Eleni) fighting for love and freedom. An odyssey in and out of prisons during the dark period between the Greek civil war until the end of ... See full summary »

Director: Pantelis Voulgaris
Stars: Themis Bazaka, Dimitris Katalifos, Maria Martika
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

An old communist returns to Greece after 32 years in the Soviet Union. However, things aren't the way he had hoped for.

Director: Theodoros Angelopoulos
Stars: Manos Katrakis, Mairi Hronopoulou, Dionysis Papagiannopoulos
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Toula Stathopoulou ...
Eleni
Yannis Totsikas ...
Hristos Gikas
Thanos Grammenos ...
Eleni's Brother
Petros Hoedas ...
Investigator
Mihalis Fotopoulos ...
Kostas Gousis
Yannis Balaskas ...
Police Officer
Nicos Alevras ...
Invenstigator's Assistant
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Alekos Alexiou
...
Journalist
Giorgos Arvanitis
Mersoula Kapsali
Adonis Lykouresis ...
Journalist (as Tonis Lykouresis)
Christos Paliyannopoulos ...
Journalist
Telis Samandas
Edit

Storyline

A woman murders her husband, upon his return home after a long absence, with the complicity of the lover who has relieved her loneliness. Costas Ghoussis, an emigrant recently returned to his native country, is coming back from the fields, a shovel on his shoulder. He pushes open the garden gate in front of his house and calls his wife: Eleni! She does not answer; the reason: she is hidden behind the door of the kitchen with another man, Christos, a gamekeeper, the lover that she took during her husband's absence. Just as Costas crosses the threshold he is attacked and strangled. Despite their precautions, a relative of the victim suspects them and alerts the police. The criminals confess their crime. The reconstruction is that of the examining magistrate, whose inquiries are interspersed with sequences of the crime - although the actual murder is never shown - and with a social documentary which a TV unit (including the director himself) is making about the crime and the village. Written by Andreas Varagoulis

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Crime | Drama

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

19 April 1979 (Turkey)  »

Also Known As:

Resurrection of a Crime  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

|

Sound Mix:

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

Referenced in Oi diaplekomenoi: Episode #1.3 (2000) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
An old old story beautifully filmed
6 April 2007 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

This film portrays multiple reconstructions of a domestic crime in a poverty stricken and dying part of rural post war Greece. For the director, portraying the rock strewn environment of a community in decline is a key message, giving us beautiful if somewhat depressing and repetitive images. This is a setting for the crime and subsequent investigation, which is of limited interest. This true story is not an unusual one in life or films/ literature and the multiple reconstructions, very slow pace and banal setting further rob it of dramatic tension. The reconstructions specifically lead to repetition and perhaps some confusion. Characterisation and scenes are well handled, though again tending to follow expected patterns, perhaps precisely because it is based on court transcripts. Overall, critically acclaimed and visually stunning, but you may find it seems rather longer than it actually is.


7 of 10 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Reconstruction (1970) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?