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Anaparastasi (1970)

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 »
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Eleni
Yannis Totsikas ...
Hristos Gikas
Thanos Grammenos ...
Eleni's Brother
Petros Hoedas ...
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Mihalis Fotopoulos ...
Kostas Gousis
Yannis Balaskas ...
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Nicos Alevras ...
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Alekos Alexiou
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Journalist
Giorgos Arvanitis
Mersoula Kapsali
Adonis Lykouresis ...
Journalist (as Tonis Lykouresis)
Christos Paliyannopoulos ...
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Telis Samandas
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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

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19 April 1979 (Turkey)  »

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Formalism
5 March 2017 | by (Greece) – See all my reviews

At first sight the film looks OK; everything is neat and the half-documentary style suits well Angelopoulos and appears to serve its purpose... I don't feel very comfortable with formalists though, honestly I don't trust them very much. For me formalism is a way of lying. When you don't have much to say, you resort to formalism - that is my idea for films and for life itself. Or, you deliberately aim to cover your tracks - but what would Angelopoulos want to hide in this particular film? Well, he seems to have a good deal of contempt for erotic passion, just to mention one.


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