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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Niki Douka
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Emine
Evi Saoulidou ...
Haro
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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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Yelena
Yorgos Makris ...
Prodromos (as Giorgos Makris)
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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The film takes place in 1922. See more »

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Norman Harris: Where are you from?
Niki Douka: I am from a place I will never see again.
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References Titanic (1997) See more »

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Klemmena filia
Written by Stamatis Spanoudakis
Performed by Irontina
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Brides - the most moving film
11 August 2005 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I managed to see 'Brides' on DVD while on holiday in Cyprus. The beautiful cinematography was as good as anything I've seen and Damien Lewis and Victoria Charalambidou moved me to tears. This has got to at least get an Oscar nomination. But the subtitling needs consideration - my Greek is not up to following all the dialogue and I could have done with subtitles. As to the theory that there are too many sub-plots - maybe they could be followed up in prequel/sequel form. In novels there are many hints of other plots which are exploited by the author in a series. I don't see 'too many sub-plots ' as a valid criticism. But does anyone agree with me that the character of Olga looks 13, not 16?! But that only made her predicament even more touching. Recommend it to your friends - for much of it is in English.


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