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28 May 1999 (USA) See more »
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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Directed by
Theodoros Angelopoulos 
Writing credits
Theodoros Angelopoulos (idea and scenario)

Tonino Guerra  &
Petros Markaris 

Produced by
Theodoros Angelopoulos .... producer
Phoebe Economopoulos .... executive producer
Richard Hawley .... 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
Editorial Department
Spiro Carras .... post production supervisor: english language version
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
Richard Hawley .... North American Distribution Executive
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
Aspect Ratio:
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Bruno Ganz delivered his lines in German and was dubbed into Greek.See more »
Miscellaneous: 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 »
Alexandre:I know that one you will leave. The wind pushes your eyes away but today give me this day as if it was the last.See more »
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Flawed, but moving and beautiful, 20 December 2010
Author: runamokprods from US

The most Bergmanesque of Angolopoulos's films. Simpler and less epic than most of his work, with fewer of his trademark breathtaking images and grand themes. Yet this story of a dying writer spending his last day before entering the hospital -- never to leave -- has a deeply elegiac melancholy, and his attempts to find meaning by saving an Albanian street urchin are often moving, if occasionally sappy. The same is true of Bruno Ganz' (unfortunately dubbed) relationship with his wife and family, told mainly in flashback, Much is moving, some is hokey and forced. But Ageloupolus' use of images to make film a poetic medium is always worth watching, even when flawed.

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