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 »
This film takes place at a small village at the greek island of Chios, sometime around 1960. When the local field watchman dies, the agronomist must assign a new field watchman to be ... See full summary »
Stella is a beautiful young girl who dreams of becoming one day a famous singer. Her boyfriend Andreas leads a quiet life working at his small store, and doesn't approve Stella's quest for ... See full summary »
A father moves with his three sons and their beautiful, hard working servant in a big, old house in the countryside, where a weird drowsiness seems to occupy the four men. Will it be possible for one of them to break free?
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To Dentro Pou Pligoname/The Tree We Hurt-A Dimos Avdeliodis film about a fruit giving tree.
In a film industry dominated largely by a single colossal figure in the form of late filmmaker Theo Angelopoulos, Greek director Dimos Avdeliodis has created a unique place for himself as his films are about the world of innocence which children experience on their own after numerous bittersweet experiences with elders. His most successful film,"Four seasons of the law" has traveled to many countries but for cinema enthusiasts 'The Tree We Hurt' would always remain the starting point to discover the Greek island of Chios and its various seasons. Shot over a capricious summer, this film reveals a world of innocence shattered for some children in their school by corporal punishment. It moves at its own pace to reveal a world of children and adults with animals, birds, nature and sea. The film bears a strong imprint of Greek identity with old chairs, priests with black robes and old dilapidated houses. Dimos Avdeliodis shows that children are not just made for mischief as they are shown to earn money in the form of coins which they earn by carrying the cross during funerals. As the children's gang grows bigger, there is a marked increase in the intensity of their mischievous behavior.For example : a hilarious scene is about how small children run for cover after having hurled mud cakes smeared with urine on wasps. The entire film is replete with scenes of this kind but in the end getting beaten by elders for waywardness and experiences of first love might be counted by viewers as their favorite moments of this film.
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