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Dekapentavgoustos (2001)

Three couples flee Athens for the summer, and their journeys change their lives forever.
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Credited cast:
Eleni Kastani ...
Morfoula
Akilas Karazisis ...
Fanis
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Katia
Emilios Chilakis ...
Kostas
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Sandra
Michalis Iatropoulos ...
Mihalis
Costas Kotsianidis ...
Giannis
Maria Ioannidou ...
Vanessa
Hristos Mitselos ...
Antonis
Argyris Xafis ...
Nikos
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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
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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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1.66 : 1
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15avgoustos
Composed by Akis Daoutis
Lyrics by Takis Syrellis
Performed by Glykeria
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The Virgin Mary's Day
13 March 2002 | by (Athens, Greece) – See all my reviews

The Virgin Mary is the deus ex machina in the four storylines of this ambitious Greek art film. August 15 is the day of the Dormition of the Virgin in the Orthodox calendar, but for Athenians it is little more than an excuse to leave the city for the countryside. Four social classes are represented -the nouveau riche, the middle class, the working class and the sizeable "scrounging class" of Athens- and the director does an excellent job of delving into the characters. The young hitchhiker, the car mechanic, the lady on the highway who gets run over and the young girl at the end are the manifestations of the Virgin who change the course of the four plot lines. Some inexplicable endings, however, left me unfulfilled and disappointed. Some might say that's what the director intended, but I say hogwash. This great movie seems incomplete.


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