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Set in 1922, is the story of a mail order bride, one of 700, aboard the SS KING ALEXANDER, who falls in love with an American photographer. She is bound for her new husband, in New York; he is on his way home to a failed marriage.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Victoria Haralabidou ...
Niki Douka
Andréa Ferréol ...
Emine
Evi Saoulidou ...
Haro
Dimitris Katalifos ...
Captain
Eirini Inglesi ...
Ms. Kardaki (as Irene Iglessi)
Evelina Papoulia ...
Marion Gibson
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Karabulat
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Nikolas
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Olga (as Liza Kouznetsova)
Eleni Roussinou ...
Yelena
Giorgos Makris ...
Prodromos
Olga Damani ...
Niki's Mother
Evangelia Adreadaki ...
Niki's Godmother (as Vangelio Andreadaki)
Yannis Totsikas ...
Haro's Grandfather
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In 1922, with the Greco-Turkish War and the Russia Civil War, the women from these countries find husband in the United States through correspondence with immigrants. The bride Eleni returns from the United States to Samothrace, Greece, since she has not adapted to the life in America. Her sister Niki Douka is assigned as her replacement and travels aboard the SS King Alexander to New York to marry the Greek immigrant Prodromos in Chicago. Nikki is a hard worker and works sewing along the trip for the passengers and crew. She becomes a leader of the brides and discovers the scheme of the crook Karabulat from Georgia with the Russian brides. She also falls in love with the American photographer Norman Harris from Detroit. But Nikki is committed with Prodromos and she knows the consequence with her family in Samothrace if she runs away with Norman. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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It's not a punishment to remember someone you love. The punishment is to forget him. See more »

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Quotes

Norman Harris: Where are you from?
Niki Douka: I am from a place I will never see again.
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Referenced in Fila ton vatraho sou: Episode #1.24 (2008) See more »

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Klemmena filia
Written by Stamatis Spanoudakis
Performed by Irontina
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Yet another gem of the up and coming Greek cinema!!!!
29 December 2004 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

This is a wonderful film which manages to combine a historical film and romantic tearjerker all in one. The cinematography is nothing short of amazing with beautiful imagery of both the mysterious and oh so distant world of the north eastern regions of Greece and its residents. But it is not only our eyes that are offered such a visual feast as the plot is utterly engaging and the chemistry between the lead characters so immaculate that before long the audience is completely captivated and can not help but submit to the passion and sadness of the two lead characters in the face of unrequited love. A journey rich in cultural elements represented against backdrop of nostalgia, passion and love!


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