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Island (1989)

A formerly rich Czech-Australian emigrant comes to a tiny, poor and sleepy Greek Island to rethink her life. Suprisingly she develops a sincere relationship with two other women who each in... See full summary »

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Marquise
Eva Sitteová ...
Eva (as Eva Sitta)
Anoja Weerasinghe ...
Sahana
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Janis
François Bernard ...
Frenchman
Norman Kaye ...
Henry
Rousso Petrinolis ...
Rousso
Michael Psaris ...
Michalis
Jiannis Janakakis ...
Janis' brother
Tassos Ioannides ...
Butcher
Nikolas Manolakis ...
Motorcyclist
Louise Edeleanu ...
Frenchman's girlfriend
Irene Papanikola ...
Member of elderly Greek family
Maria Alakioti ...
Member of elderly Greek family
Michalis Alakiotis ...
Member of elderly Greek family
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A formerly rich Czech-Australian emigrant comes to a tiny, poor and sleepy Greek Island to rethink her life. Suprisingly she develops a sincere relationship with two other women who each in their own way suffer from their pasts. As time goes past sins and frustrations do get revealed. Some of them are solved, while the others still remain swallowing the women. Written by Thonar

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Three Women. One Island. In Exile, In Love, In Danger.

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Tenderness on a Greek Island
3 February 2003 | by See all my reviews

I personally found this film to be an excellent story of three women thrown together by life on a small Greek island. I was very impressed by the acting abilities of all the women and the villagers who played most of the other roles. In this regard, I was especially moved by a scene between some real villagers in their home and Eva. They were not professional actors but they were obviously wonderful people. The film is full of such wonderful moments.

I was also moved by the tender care shown to Eva by a deaf-mute handyman on the island and by the splendid understanding that developed between the three women. The ending was deeply moving.

The music and the cinematography were magnificent. I recommend this film. (8 out of 10)


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