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Eternity and a Day (1998)
"Mia aioniotita kai mia mera" (original title)

 -  Drama  -  28 May 1999 (USA)
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Famous writer Alexander is very ill and has little time left to live. He meets a little boy on the street, who is an illegal immigrant from Albania, and goes on a journey with him to take the boy home.

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Isabelle Renauld ...
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Achileas Skevis ...
The Child
Alexandra Ladikou ...
Despina Bebedelli ...
Eleni Gerasimidou ...
Iris Chatziantoniou ...
Nikos Kouros ...
Alekos Oudinotis ...
Nikos Kolovos ...
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Andreas Chekouras
Mihalis Giannatos ...
(as Michalis Yannatos)
Petros Markaris
Yannis Mohlas
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Storyline

Alexander, an old writer, is ill and prepared to die. He says his goodbyes and recalls his life with his wife long ago. While driving his car he saves a street kid, an illegal immigrant from Albania, from being arrested. Later in the day, by chance, he sees the same boy being abducted, and follows in his car. Although he is preoccupied with his own regrets, he puts death on hold to find a way to help the boy. Written by Peter Brandt Nielsen

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28 May 1999 (USA)  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$24,221 (USA) (28 May 1999)

Gross:

$106,486 (USA) (1 October 1999)
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Trivia

Marcello Mastroianni was to have played the lead role but withdrew due to ill health. See more »

Quotes

Alexandre: My only regret, Anna - but is it only one? - is to not have finished anything. I left all as a draft, shattered words here and there.
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Follows Ulysses' Gaze (1995) See more »

Soundtracks

Tis agapis aimata
Music by Mikis Theodorakis
Lyrics by Odysseas Elytis
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wonderful film
25 July 2004 | by (amsterdam) – See all my reviews

What a beautiful film. Dreamlike, poetic, wise; also sober, down-to-earth.

Delivers home-truths too: connecting with another human being gives one hope. Connections are possible across age, country, culture gaps. The images are gorgeous, the slowness fits. You have to sit on your impatience now and then. But thats entirely worth it.

Also, I loved listening to the Greek language. But that is because I love Greece.

It is a film that reminds me of Antonioni's L'Avventura and La Notte; they bring you into a trance where you can tell the beauty of this universe.


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