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Eleni (1985)

 -  Drama | War  -  21 December 1985 (Japan)
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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 ... See full summary »

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Eleni
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Nicholas 'Nick' Gage
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Katina
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Katis
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Spiro
Rosalie Crutchley ...
Grandmother
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Joan
Dimitra Arliss ...
Ana (Czechoslovakia)
Steve Plytas ...
Christos
Peter Woodthorpe ...
Grandfather
Jon Rumney ...
Lukas
Alison King ...
Lukas' Wife
Leon Lissek ...
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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In the book, Nicholas wanted to kill the man who had his mother sentenced to death. He actually visited the now-elderly man, as seen in the movie, and was about to kill him, but as the real Nick wrote, '...the logical part of my mind told me there was only one road leading [in and] out of town.' So, instead of killing him, Nick spat on his face. He adds, 'In Greece, to spit on someone is the worst possible insult.' He left the house. Later, after a few months or so, Nick again tracked down the man who was vacationing in a city and entered the place and crept into the bedroom to kill him. However, after thinking about it, he changed his mind and left - this time for good. See more »

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Good Movie
11 October 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Great movie, with a good performance from Kate Nelligan. Cant believe all the people defending communist kidnappers and murderers, after all the years of Nazi murders, people actually defend thugs kidnapping children, murdering villagers who refused to agree with them, etc, etc, etc.... The Greek Civil War was nothing more than Stalin trying to add Greece to his list of appetizers along with Poland, Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria, etc... Stealing children to take behind the iron curtain, executing parents who try to keep their own children, stealing houses, livestock and food crops to feed the murderers of their own people is not a good thing and this movie sends that message in spades. People are supposed to be happy about being out from under the fascist murderers and put under the domination of communist ones???????


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