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Eternity and a Day (1998)

Mia aioniotita kai mia mera (original title)
Unrated | | Drama | 28 May 1999 (USA)
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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The Child
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Alekos Oudinotis ...
Nicolas Kolovos ...
The Doctor (as Nikos Kolovos)
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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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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$106,486 (USA) (1 October 1999)
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The ASL, average shot length, of this film is 114.3 seconds. To compare this to another modern film the ASL of the Bourne Identity is 2 seconds See more »

Goofs

When the child goes to see his dead friend Selim in the morgue, we can see Selim's right eyelid slightly blinking just after the child closes the door. 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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Asma asmaton
Music by Mikis Theodorakis
Lyrics Iakovos Kabanellis
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A true masterpiece of human emotion
10 June 1999 | by (Jakarta, Indonesia) – See all my reviews

This film was such a pleasurable experience to watch. I was expecting a considerably depressing venture but the end left me filled with a variety of conflicting emotions, including a hint of rapture and a dash of melancholy. There are times where Angelopoulos left me contemplating about the life I have led. To many critics, the pace of this film was too slow, on the other hand I felt that it flowed beautifully, taking its time to arouse the audience's emotions. The music by Eleni Karaindrou touched my soul for it was able to guide the actors to make a truly magnificent tale from the heart.


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