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One Day in August (2001)

Dekapentavgoustos (original title)
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 ...
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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Release Date:

1 February 2002 (Greece)  »

Also Known As:

15avgoustos  »

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1.66 : 1
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Composed by Akis Daoutis
Lyrics by Takis Syrellis
Performed by Glykeria
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Miraculous Motherhood
18 November 2003 | by (Melbourne, Australia) – See all my reviews

This film looks from several different viewpoints at the relationship of mother to child, taking as a springboard the holiday of the Dormition of the Virgin on the 15th of August, a major Greek Orthodox religious holiday, but simply an excuse for a break from work and the heat of late summer for the majority of Athenians. By extension, other relationships are explored and the 'holidays' that each group of people embark on act as the catalyst for resolution of different sets of problems they are facing. The film is visually satisfying, ranging from comic to tragic and concludes strongly enough, if one is attuned with the characters and their different sets of values and expectations.

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