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Landscape in the Mist (1988)

Topio stin omichli (original title)
Road movie about two children (Voula and Alexandre) searching for their father who is supposed to live in Germany. Their obsession for this father figure will take them to the boundaries ... See full summary »

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Michalis Zeke ...
Alexandros
Tania Palaiologou ...
Voula
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Orestis
Eva Kotamanidou
Aliki Georgouli
Vasilis Kolovos ...
Truck Driver
Vasilis Bouyiouklakis
Ilias Logothetis ...
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Vangelis Kazan
Stratos Pahis
Mihalis Giannatos ...
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Kiriakos Katrivanos
Grigoris Evangelatos
Giannis Fyrios
Nikos Kouros
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Road movie about two children (Voula and Alexandre) searching for their father who is supposed to live in Germany. Their obsession for this father figure will take them to the boundaries between childhood and adolescence. Written by Carlos Morales <bmunoz@mail.sci.net.mx>

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Orestis: Who am I? I'm a snail slithering away into nothingness... I don't know where I'm going. Once I thought I knew.
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A modern odyssey
11 July 2010 | by (Argentina) – See all my reviews

Landscape in the Mist is the tale of two Greek siblings (a girl and a boy) who one day decide to travel to Germany to search for his unknown father. Fifteen minutes into the film we learn that the father in question, doesn't real exist. In fact, we also learn from the children' uncle (her mother's brother) that it all has been a lie as the children are the result of different love affairs. In most conventional movies, this early discovery would ruin the plot, hence the rest of film, but here it becomes the turning point into the children' odyssey since it fuels up their desire to meet his father. From that towards, the film shows us thew siblings mixed up in the raw atmosphere of the adult world, surrounded by bleach landscapes and a misty never-ending who serves at the only witness for the children descend into adulthood. There, in the battlefield of an unknown world, our main characters encounter many challenges, but they all together manage the constant menace of a number of difficult situations, thanks in a part by a good natured youngster named Oreste. However, he is not always present for the children (due to their constant moving) and at the end, one has the feeling that after all, they are alone to face their fate; which in my opinion reflects the paradox of a new born child.

Landscape in the Mist is a piece of art, a masterpiece so well crafted that makes think about it even if you haven't watch it in years. It so powerful and yet so sad, like a misty sky in a rainy day. HIGHLY RECOMMENDABLE. IT WILL CHANGE YOUR LIFE


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