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Eleni (1985)

PG | | Drama, War | 21 December 1985 (Japan)
Nick is a writer in New York when he gets posted to a bureau in Greece. He has waited 30 years for this. He wants to know why his mother was killed in the civil war years earlier. In a ... See full summary »

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Katina
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Katis
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Spiro
Rosalie Crutchley ...
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Joan
Dimitra Arliss ...
Ana (Czechoslovakia)
Steve Plytas ...
Christos
Peter Woodthorpe ...
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Jon Rumney ...
Lukas
Alison King ...
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Antoni
Stefan Gryff ...
Tasso
Andrea Laskari ...
Nikola
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Nick is a writer in New York when he gets posted to a bureau in Greece. He has waited 30 years for this. He wants to know why his mother was killed in the civil war years earlier. In a parallel plot line we see Nick as a young boy and his family as they struggle to survive in the occupied Greek hillside. The plot lines converge as Nick's investigations bring him closer to the answers. Written by Robert B. Young <youngb@tastemaker.com>

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Eleni - A Guerra Selvagem  »

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The Greek mountain town of Lia seen in the movie was actually a set construction built on a shooting location in Spain. Show-business trade-paper 'Variety' reported in its review that "the impoverished Greek village" was "suitably recreated in Spain". See more »

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It's about motherhood, not ideology.
18 August 2001 | by (northern Virginia) – See all my reviews

Other people commenting on this film complain about its being mere propaganda against communism and supporting fascism. What a lot of baloney. It's about mothers and children, and about how, no matter what kind of brawl is going on, the men run to the hills, leaving the women and children behind to be brutalized. And it's about how one woman lost her life because she refused to give her children up to the state, no matter who that state was.


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