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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 »
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10 wins & 2 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
"Kolya" meets "L'Avventura" 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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Also Known As:
"Mia aioniotita kai mia mera" - Greece (original title)
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137 min
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Trivia:
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 secondsSee 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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9 out of 14 people found the following review useful.
"Kolya" meets "L'Avventura", 11 July 1999
Author: Red"V"

Not as heart-warming as "Kolya," nor as powerful as "L'Avventura," but still a movingly worthwhile experience. The leaps from one point in the hero's lifetime to another are poignant. Many of the directorial flourishes are quite memorable; the wedding sequence is not to be missed!

Our hero, Alexos, exists in the present urban world in which the weather is gloomy and almost everyone wears black; but his mind wanders to the past, where the sun infallibly shines over the shore and nearly all wear white. Yet when Alexos imagines himself in his past, he's still shrouded in black; he can't even dream that he could be happy, until a street urchin appears to rattle him from his shell.

This film does contain elements we've seen before, but arranges them in a fresh way. It reminded me how precious and fleeting each moment really is, and how wondrous it can be to share our moments with others.

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