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Thief or Reality (2001)

Kleftis i I pragmatikotita (original title)
Three different characters experiment their own version of reality while a Thief connects their stories and visions throughout space and time.
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Credited cast:
Haris Angelou
Angelos Antonopoulos
Parthenopi Bouzouri
Angela Brouskou
Sotiris Dimitriou
Maria Georgarakou
Roula Giannoulatou
Despoina Hatzipavlidou
Filippos Intzes
Gianna Kafe
Katerina Karayanni
Stavroula Kounadea ...
Statue on Grave / Chorus
Nikos Pantelidis
Evri Sophroniadou ...
(as Evrikleia Sofroniadou)
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Angelidi's highly theatrical, experimental and allegorical film is divided into three independently existing segments that intertwine because of the involvement of the Thief, the connecting link between the three reality perspectives. The three segments are The Net, The Dice and Free Will, each one representing a philosophical idea and a natural element, (Fate-Fire, Chance-Water, Free Will-Earth), respectively. A sculptress of funereal memorials has visions of the Last Judgment, a mother who lost her son attaches herself to remnants of memory and fantastical visions of encounters, and an actor prepares for Antigone, with fictional reality invading his existential realm. The film explores the different levels of reality that can be experienced: the metaphysical (Death, God and religion), the tangible (love and mother-son relationships), and the externalization of the soul through art (theater and fiction). The Thief stands for Time, as time is a thief and destroys everything. Written by Edgar Cochran

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