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Trilogy: The Weeping Meadow (2004)
"Trilogia: To livadi pou dakryzei" (original title)

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This is the first film of Theo Angelopoulos' trilogy. The story starts in 1919 with some greek refugees from Odessa arriving somewhere near Thessaloniki. Among these people are two small ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Alexandra Aidini ...
Nikos Poursanidis ...
Alexis
Giorgos Armenis ...
Nikos
Vasilis Kolovos ...
Eva Kotamanidou ...
Kassandra
Toula Stathopoulou ...
Woman in the Coffee House
Thalia Argyriou ...
Danai
Smaro Gaitanidou
Mihalis Giannatos ...
Zisis
Grigoris Evangelatos ...
Teacher
Aliki Kamineli
Amdromachi Chrisomelli
Alex Moukanos
Dimitris Kolovos
Thodoros Teknetzidis
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This is the first film of Theo Angelopoulos' trilogy. The story starts in 1919 with some greek refugees from Odessa arriving somewhere near Thessaloniki. Among these people are two small kids, Alexis and Eleni. Eleni is an orphan and she is also taken care by Alexis' family. The refugees build a small village somewhere near a river and we watch as the kids grow up and fall in love. But difficult times of dictatorship and war are coming... Written by Chris Makrozahopoulos <makzax@hotmail.com>

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Drama | History | Romance

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20 February 2004 (Greece)  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$6,015 (USA) (16 September 2005)

Gross:

$24,514 (USA) (3 February 2006)
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One of the key influences in the film being made was the death of Theodoros Angelopoulos's mother in 1998. Her life had spanned virtually the entire century so he wanted to make a film that did the same. See more »

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Referenced in Trilogy: A Tribute to the Weeping Meadow (2004) See more »

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Eimai erotevmenos me ta matia sou
Lyrics by Kostas Kofiniotis
Composed by Yiannis Vellas
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Well thought out devotional movie!
1 August 2005 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

What a spectacular film. If you don't have a good 162min free of your time, then make it a priority to change it. This movie was full of sensational scenery and the director had taken a photographer's approach in catching the atmosphere at hand. Coming from a Greek background and taking my 65 year old father to see this film, as he was resorted to tears, I came to realise that this is not just a fictional film, but that reality was close to home and to the heart for many Greek refugees who were forced to flee their country. It was full of nostalgia, music (inspiration by each instrument) and dedicated actors (Eleni as a mother, weeping from the loss of her children). The only thing I didn't like, was that the film was too long to fit on a tape and the movie was interrupted when the tape ran out, half way through. A 5min interval was then in place, as which many lost their passion and thought the movie was finished. However, once again, this movie made me so emotional, and gave me lots of empathy to humanity. It is so unfortunate that we were only shown the film as a "ONE OFF" in Australia at the world film festival. (both sessions sold out before time) Well done Angelopoulos!! Can't wait till it hits our shores, so it can be bought on DVD (that's if it ever gets here). I recommend it, go on, I dare you too to!


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