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One Day in August (2001)
"Dekapentavgoustos" (original title)

 |  Drama  |  1 February 2002 (Greece)
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Three couples flee Athens for the summer, and their journeys change their lives forever.

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Credited cast:
Eleni Kastani ...
Akilas Karazisis ...
Emilios Chilakis ...
Theodora Tzimou ...
Michalis Iatropoulos ...
Costas Kotsianidis ...
Maria Ioannidou ...
Hristos Mitselos ...
Argyris Xafis ...
Angela Brouskou ...
Accident Woman / Virgin Mary / Giannis' Mother
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Parthenopi Bouzouri ...
Mother at Seirios / Accident
Yorgos Evgenikos ...
Childless Man
Maria Katsikadakou ...
Police Officer - Athens #2
Dimitris Kotidis ...
Police Officer #1


Middle August in Athens. Three families, living in a three storey building, leave for their summer vacations. Everyone is wishing for a miracle to happen this summer. In the meantime, a drifter breaks into their apartments and rummages their personal belongings, thus unfolding hidden secrets. Written by misalva

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Every summer we have to escape... make this journey





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Also Known As:

15avgoustos  »

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To mesimeri kaiei to metopo sou
Lyrics by Eleni Liakou
Composed and Performed by Grigoris Bithikotsis
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Slices of life in an August day
11 February 2007 | by (Romania) – See all my reviews

A splendid film about ordinary existence. Crisis, hopes, searches and dreams, in a subtle mixture with a special flavor of Christianism. Delicate exploration of a small world and art to discover each detail of a common struggle. Symbols, signs and metaphors, breaths of crisis, shadows of ages and the trip to essential miracle. Images from Bergman and great expectation.

A very Greek movie with universal message. For everybody it is important a "Dekapendavgoustos", day of escape and confrontation with interior demons. Day of introspection of entire life and building of a reasonable answer. The day of past's lost. Day of fight with the Angel and talk with God on Sinai mount.

Tho characters defines the reality of film: The Mother of God and the young thief- strange epheb and ambiguous messenger of basic values. The projection of this two presences is the Morfoula's search of her daughter and the intensity of her pray.

Few people and an only purpose. Slices of life in an August day.

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