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Writers:
Theodoros Angelopoulos (idea and scenario)
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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 »
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year 98:dedicated to dionysios solomos,the national poet of greece 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:
Marcello Mastroianni was to have played the lead role but withdrew due to ill health.See more »
Quotes:
Alexandre:Why, mother, nothing happens as we wish? Why? Why does one have to rot in silence torn between pain and desire? Why did I live my life in exile. Tell me mother, why can't one learn to love?See more »
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Soundtrack:
Tis agapis aimataSee more »

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7 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
year 98:dedicated to dionysios solomos,the national poet of greece, 21 May 1999
Author: michalis damianou (michalis@ledasoft.com) from limassol-cyprus

Thessaloniki this day. A very sick bearded man leaves his seaside house to go to the hospital for the few days remaining. Suddenly he decides to search the area. He rescues a small Albanian boy chased at the traffic lights by the police while cleaning car windows for a living. He saves the same kid when ready to be sold to foreigners. This happens in Greece but it can happen anywhere. He makes a tour with the kid. He visits the frontier looking like a Nazi camp with spectators watching while hanging on the wire fence. He speaks with Dionysios Solomos,the poet of the 'Hymn to liberty' and 'Free begieged'.A poet that used to pay people in Zakynthos to buy a word for poetic exploitation. Theo Angelopoulos plays an important sociophilosophical role as a very talented director in expressing the human relation,the national language and many other concepts. Angelopoulos purports to open a new road for understanding the world,life,death,love,poetry,music,child innocence,a man to die very soon,a wedding with the married couple dancing in circle movements. This movie has a faster mode than previous ones by the

same director. First prize in Cannes in competition with Benigni's 'life is beautiful'. A film with the warm performance of Bruno Ganz. A film with the magnificent music of Eleni Karaindrou. A masterpiece for 10 out of 10.

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