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Writers:
Theodoros Angelopoulos (idea and scenario)
Tonino Guerra ...
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Release Date:
28 May 1999 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
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. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
Awards:
10 wins & 2 nominations See more »
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Masterpiece See more (28 total) »

Cast

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Directed by
Theodoros Angelopoulos 
 
Writing credits
Theodoros Angelopoulos (idea and scenario)

Tonino Guerra  &
Petros Markaris 

Produced by
Theodoros Angelopoulos .... producer
Phoebe Economopoulos .... executive producer
Eric Heumann .... producer
Amedeo Pagani .... producer
Giorgio Silvagni .... producer
 
Original Music by
Eleni Karaindrou 
 
Cinematography by
Giorgos Arvanitis 
Andreas Sinanos 
 
Film Editing by
Yannis Tsitsopoulos 
 
Set Decoration by
Costas Dimitriadis 
Giorgos Ziakas 
 
Costume Design by
Giorgos Patsas 
 
Makeup Department
Giannis Pamoukis .... makeup department head
 
Sound Department
Bernard Leroux .... sound
Nikos Papadimitriou .... sound
James Seddon .... dolby consultant
Kostas Varybopiotis .... sound re-recording mixer
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Dragoljub Eric .... lighting technician
Yorgos Giannelis .... assistant camera
 
Music Department
Eleni Angelopoulos .... composer: additional music
Andreas Chekouras .... musician: accordion
A. Dimitriadis .... musician: mandolin
N. Ginos .... musician: clarinet solos
M. Halkias .... musician: folk clarinet
Loukas Karytinos .... conductor
E. Kazianis .... musician: Bassoon
Vangelis Kristopoulos .... musician: oboe solo
V. Skouras .... musician: french horn
I. Vavachikas .... musician: accordion
 
Other crew
Petros Fyssoun .... voice dubbing: Bruno Ganz
Pemi Zouni .... voice dubbing: Isabelle Renauld
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Mia aioniotita kai mia mera" - Greece (original title)
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Runtime:
137 min
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Trivia:
Part III of "A Trilogy of Borders".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.See more »
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Soundtrack:
Tis agapis aimataSee more »

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44 out of 53 people found the following review useful.
Masterpiece, 9 August 2002
Author: zetes from Saint Paul, MN

A film straight from my dreams, drifting in and out of logical existence into the land of the dead. The story, as much as there is a story, involves an aging poet (played by European film staple Bruno Ganz) who has a terminal disease. He is apparently destined to die tomorrow, and we spend his final day following him, from his waking to midnight. Early in the morning he picks up a young homeless boy, an Albanian refugee, who tries to wash his window at a stoplight. Together they go on silent adventures. At regular intervals the film flashes back to Ganz's interactions with his beautiful wife, who never appears in the present, nor do we find out where she is. Most of the film's power is visual and aural. It is truly a sensual experience, along the lines of a Tarkovsky film. Because of its sensual prominence and lack of a coherent plot, it will surely fade from the surface of my memory. However, it is guaranteed to haunt me for the rest of my life. 10/10.

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