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Landscape in the Mist (1988)
"Topio stin omichli" (original title)

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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 ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Michalis Zeke ...
Alexandros
Tania Palaiologou ...
Voula
Stratos Tzortzoglou ...
Orestis
Eva Kotamanidou
Aliki Georgouli
Vasilis Kolovos ...
Truck Driver
Vasilis Bouyiouklakis
Ilias Logothetis ...
Seagull
Vangelis Kazan
Stratos Pahis
Mihalis Giannatos ...
Train Station Guardian
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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like a dream you can't shake
30 November 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

A quest for an unknown father becomes an odyssey into adulthood for two illegitimate Greek children, traveling alone the length of their country in a hopeless attempt to trace the whereabouts of a man they know only from the bedside fairy tales told by their mother. The journey is often grim and brutal, but is also filled by occasional magic, transforming their search into a sometimes sweet, sometimes bitter reflection of childhood mysteries and adolescent pain.

The reticent screenplay and slow, deliberate rhythms will likely be tedious to anyone with a TV-damaged attention span, but the same understated detachment can sometimes have a devastating impact, for example during a rape scene made all the more chilling for taking place just out of view, and in total silence. Discriminating viewers able to avoid nodding off into their popcorn will find it a film of rare beauty, with an emotional resonance to match the often haunting imagery.


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