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Writer:
Ioanna Karystiani (written by)
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Release Date:
22 October 2004 (Greece) See more »
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Tagline:
It's not a punishment to remember someone you love. The punishment is to forget. See more »
Plot:
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. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
Awards:
5 wins & 1 nomination See more »
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Cast

  (in credits order)

Damian Lewis ... Norman Harris
Victoria Haralabidou ... Niki Douka
Andréa Ferréol ... Emine
Evi Saoulidou ... Haro
Dimitris Katalifos ... Captain
Eirini Inglesi ... Ms. Kardaki (as Irene Iglessi)
Evelina Papoulia ... Marion Gibson

Steven Berkoff ... Karabulat

Apostolis Totsikas ... Nikolas

Elizaveta Kuznetsova ... 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
Stavros Kalaroglou ... Haro's Father
Giannis Fakis ... Niki's Uncle

Kostas Sommer ... Kostas
Leonidas Manolikakis ... Hotel Receptionist
Alexandros Pontikakis ... Young Photographer
Foteini Kontoudaki ... Eleni
Rahil Liapopoulou ... Alexandra
Giorgos Bobolakis ... Antonis Memas
Marina Anagnostopoulou ... Girl from Samothrace
Maria Pantelaki ... Girl from Samothrace
Lida Maniatakou ... Girl from Samothrace
Lida Veikou ... Girl from Samothrace
Katerina Skourli ... Girl from Samothrace
Maria Voikou ... Girl from Samothrace
Yorgos Souxes ... Giorgos
Dimitris Stratakis ... Officer
Nikos Doupis ... Turkish Passenger
Andreas Arvanitis ... Vice-captain
Giorgos Karahanidis ... Ship Radio Operator
Dimitris Begioglou ... Prodromos' Brother
Vasilis Zarifidis ... Prodromos' Brother
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ilia Anastasopoulos
Zoi Apostolaki ... Russian Girl
Alexandra Apostolatou ... Girl from Epirus
Eleni Apostolopoulou ... Russian Girl
Kyriaki Arabatzi ... Girl from Epirus
Angeliki Aravatzi
Sonia Averchenka ... Russian Girl
Ignatios Axis ... Ship Waiter (as Andreas Axis)
Marina Babali ... Girl from Epirus
Diana Bariadi
Violeta Bariadi
Eirini Bati
Leonardos Batis
Carolina Bikebits ... Little Girl
Nancy Black ... Dancer
Hristos Boukouvalas
Thanasis Brianas
Angeliki Dendrinou
Pantelis Dentakis
Maria Diakopanayotou ... Girl from Epirus
Sotos Dimitropoulos
Evgenia Dimitropoulou
Rion Dosty
Giorgos Dourgoutis
Maria Drakopoulou
Dimosthenis Eleftheriadis ... Ship Bartender
Katerina Fatevopoulou ... Russian Girl
Haris Fleouras
Haris Georgiadis
Eleni Giannakopoulou (as Elena Giannakopoulou)
Liana Giannakou ... Dancer
Malamatenia Gotsi
Athina Gouzia ... Twin Lady 1
Eirini Gouzia ... Twin Lady 2
Oleg Gransov
Leila Gusupova ... Russian Girl
Dimitris Haloukos
Hristos Hanios
Eirini Haralabidou
Maria Haralabidou ... Turkish Girl
Panagiotis Hasapis
Parthena Horozidou ... Turkish Girl
Manolis Hourdakis
Stelios Iakovidis
Nikos Ioakeim
Melina Iordanidou ... Girl from Epirus
Eirini Kagia
Moshoula Kalogridou
Kostas Kalokairinos
Alexandros Kalpakides
Ioanna Kanellopoulou
Manos Kannavos (as Manolis Kanavos)
Lida Kapourali ... Girl from Epirus
Hrysanthi Karagianni ... Russian Girl
Foteini Karagouni ... Girl from Epirus
Theoharis Karasavvidis
Eleni Karsiki
Hristos Karystianis
Athina Katsibardi
Kostas Katsikis ... Sailor
Christina Kiriazidi ... Girl from Epirus
Giannis Kogiopoulos
Jenny Kolia ... Turkish Girl
Dimitra Kolla ... Bride
Vasilis Koukalani
Hristina Koukeli ... Girl from Epirus
Elita Kounadi
Kostas Kounalis
Nikos Kourous
Maria Kousta ... Turkish Girl
Maria Kozioura ... Russian Girl
Trifonia Kratouni ... Turkish Girl
Thomas Kritsimas
Irida Kyriakopoulou ... Dancer
Reggina Leventiadou ... Russian Girl
Olga Liatiri ... Russian Girl
Zoi Lioliou
Romanna Lobats ... Little Girl
Thanos Lyberis
Hristina Mahouri ... Turkish Girl
Eirini Margariti ... Girl from Epirus
Angeliki Matsagoura ... Girl from Epirus
Mina Mavri
Katerina Mavrogiorgi ... Girl from Epirus
Giorgos Mihalitsianos
Gerasimos Neofytos
Stathis Nikolaidis ... Turkish Passenger
Fotis Nonas
Kostas Nonas
Vasilis Nonas
Katerina Osvianicova ... Russian Girl
Regina Pantelidi ... Dancer
Christina Papadaki ... Dancer
Panagiotis Papadakis
Nina Papanikolaou ... Girl from Epirus
Gennadios Patsis
Maria Philipakopoulou
Alexandra Pirpili
Nikos Plitas
Despoina Polykandrioti
Roza Prodromou ... Girl from Epirus
Tasos Raptis
Reveka Raz ... Dancer
Hristina Roka ... Dancer
Hristina Sahtouri
Giorgos Salvarinas
Klea Samanta
Evridiki Samara
Vasilis Samaritakis
Olga Sarrikosta ... Turkish Girl
Evangelia Serdaki
Katerina Sermani ... Russian Girl
Stefanos Sideridis
Stavros Siolas
Konstadinos Siradakis
Manolis Skiadas
Peter Spiropoulos (as Petros Spyropoulos)
Katerina Stefopoulou ... Russian Girl
Hristodoulos Stilianos
Michalis Tamboukas ... Ship Waiter (as Mihalis Taboukas)
Jean-Jacques Tesson
Katerina Theodoropoulou ... Russian Girl
Dimitris Theodorou
Sofiana Theofanous ... Russian Girl (as Sofia Theofanous)
Stavroula Thomopoulou ... Girl from Epirus
Andonis Toundas
Diogenis Triandafyllidis
Maria Trikalioti ... Turkish Girl
Angeliki Tsagia
Alexandros Tsakiris
Liza Tsiaklidou ... Dancer
Athina Tsiknia ... Girl from Epirus
Stavros Vafeiadis
Kira Variadi
Sofia Vasileiadou ... Russian Girl
Andriani Vasilopoulou ... Girl from Epirus
Natalya Vassilieva
Liza Venizelou ... Dancer
Olga Visaraki
Adonis Vlisidis ... Archimandrite Passenger
Eirini Vogiatzi
Alexander Voulgaris ... Turkish Young Man
Giannis Vourakis
Vasilis Xanthopoulos
Ioustina Yakel
Andreas Zahariadis ... Ship Waiter
Anna Zanaki
Avgerinos Zanakis
Marianna Zarkadi ... Girl from Epirus
Kendy Zoga
Angeliki Karistinou ... Girl from Epirus (uncredited)
Alexander Leontaritis ... Groom (uncredited)
Eirini Mavromataki ... Lady in harbour (uncredited)
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Directed by
Pantelis Voulgaris 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Ioanna Karystiani  written by

Produced by
Barbara De Fina .... producer
Terry Dougas .... producer
Valerie Gobos .... associate producer
Kostas Lambropoulos .... line producer
Shira Levin .... associate producer
Despina Mouzaki .... associate producer
Haris Padouvas .... associate producer
Panos Papahadzis .... executive producer: second unit (as Panagiotis Papahatzis)
Michèle Ray-Gavras .... associate producer
Martin Scorsese .... executive producer
Pantelis Voulgaris .... producer
 
Original Music by
Stamatis Spanoudakis 
 
Cinematography by
Giorgos Arvanitis 
 
Film Editing by
Takis Yannopoulos 
 
Production Design by
Dimitris Katsikis 
 
Costume Design by
Eva Nathena 
Damianos Zarifis 
 
Makeup Department
Fani Alexaki .... key makeup artist
Fofi Aravadinou .... assistant hair stylist
Daniella Barbabekova .... assistant hair stylist
Dimitra Dala .... hair stylist
Stella Karapouliou .... assistant makeup artist
Babis Katsagonidis .... assistant hair stylist
Orestis Seferis .... assistant hair stylist
Hronis Tzimos .... key hair stylist
Evi Zafiropoulou .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Nikos Doukas .... production manager: second unit
Christos Glimis .... assistant production manager
Giannis Iakovidis .... production manager
Giorgos Karoris .... assistant production manager
Kostas Kefalas .... production manager
Marina Stylianou .... post-production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Costas Athousakis .... second assistant director
Dimitris Birbilis .... first assistant director
Dionysis Ferendinos .... fourth assistant director
Manos Gasteratos .... third assistant director
Mairilia Kalaitzidou .... fourth assistant director
Marios Karamanis .... assistant director: second unit
George Markakis .... fourth assistant director (as Giorgos Markakis)
 
Art Department
V. Aikaterinis .... construction coordinator
Grigoris Arvanitis .... set designer
Sotiris Dasis .... scenic technician
Aimilios Fasias .... scenic technician
Odysseas Ginis .... scenic technician
Kassiani Kaltezioti .... set designer
Dionisis Kambiotis .... scenic technician
Vasilis Katavelakos .... construction manager
Stefanos Katselis .... set dresser
Prodromos Kazatzoglou .... scenic technician
Sakis Koularmanis .... property master
Dimitris Liappis .... production buyer
Ioanna Malikoutsaki .... set designer
Katerina-Christina Manolakou .... set dresser (as Katerina Manolakou)
Panagiotis Mihalakopoulos .... leadman
Hristos Morfopoulos .... scenic technician
Giannis Mylonas .... production buyer
Vasilis Pappas .... production buyer
Giorgos Parashos .... scenic technician
Nikos Partiniotis .... scenic technician
Nikos Pateras .... scenic technician
Iliana Politi .... set designer
Andreas Siroyiannis .... property master
Alexia Theodoraki .... set dresser: second unit
Vangelis Tomais .... leadman
Nikos Triandafilopoulos .... painter
Alexis Tsiflikos .... leadman
Giorgos Tzaferos .... scenic technician
Dimitris Vafeiadis .... scenic technician
 
Sound Department
Giannis Antypas .... boom operator
Yannis Haralambidis .... sound: second unit
Thymios Kolokousis .... sound mixer
Nikos Papadimitriou .... production sound
Giorgos Vassiliou .... boom operator: second unit
 
Visual Effects by
Adrien Borzakian .... graphic artist
Nicolas Chambras .... additional paint artist
Jerome Fournier .... digital painter
Fabien Girodot .... lead artist
Alain Le Roy .... visual effects supervisor
Eric Sithavaja .... shot supervisor
Ken'ichi Ônuki .... modeling
Harold Herbert .... digital artist (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Takis Atsidakos .... electrician
Christos Douros .... second assistant camera
Giorgos Frentzos .... additional director of photography
Haris Germanidis .... video operator
Babis Kalderimitzis .... electrician: second unit
Avgoustis Karagiannis .... best boy
Vangelis Kolokythas .... Steadicam assistant
Dimitris Koronetopoulos .... best boy: second unit
Giorgos Koronetopoulos .... electrician: second unit (as G. Koronetopoulos)
Giorgos Metaxas .... second assistant camera: second unit
Iraklis Mitropoulos .... gaffer
Gerasimos Neofytos .... still photographer
Nikos Nikolopoulos .... still photographer
Simos Sarketzis .... first assistant camera
Aris Shoinohoritis .... grip
Kostas Sotiropoulos .... best boy
Alexis Stavropoulos .... first assistant camera: second unit
Miltiadis Stolis .... best boy
Stefanos Tsigas .... crane operator
Michael Tsimperopoulos .... Steadicam operator
Michael Tsimperopoulos .... camera operator: "a" camera
Claudio Bolivar .... first assistant camera: "b" camera (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Eleftheria Dimitromanolaki .... extras casting
Filio Stefanopoulou .... extras casting assistant
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Angeliki Anaktoridou .... second assistant costume designer
Magda Kaloriti .... second assistant costume designer
Maria Karapouliou .... assistant costume designer
Maria Kokkini .... second assistant costume designer
Xanthi Kontou .... second assistant costume designer
Sofia Koutsoulieri .... second assistant costume designer
Maria Maggira .... second assistant costume designer
Angelos Syrogiannis .... wardrobe
Katerina Theofanopoulou .... assistant costume designer
Antonia Tsougari .... second assistant costume designer
 
Editorial Department
Antigoni Antzouli .... assistant editor
Vangelis Gousias .... negative cutter
Nikos Katoufas .... colorist
Takis Kardasis .... negative developer (uncredited)
Christos Manousakis .... negative developer (uncredited)
Evris Palios .... telecine operator (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Kyriakos Gouventas .... musician: violin
Andreas Katzigiannis .... musician: santoor
Dimitris Kroustalakis .... musician: accordion
Spyros Labrou .... choir master
Dimitris Makropodis .... musical instrument instructor
Manos Martinis .... musical instrument instructor
Babis Soukas .... musical instrument instructor
Hristos Tsiamoulis .... musician: oud and tampura
Vasilis Tzortzinis .... teacher: oud
 
Transportation Department
Hafis Akur .... driver
Dimitris Bibis .... driver
Lambros Karageorgos .... driver
Giorgos Legakis .... driver
Tania Palaiologou .... driver
Panagiotis Petropoulos .... driver: second unit
 
Other crew
Nikos Botidis .... martial arts instructor
Soula Bozi .... consultant: Turkish dialogues
Vasilis Dafnopatidis .... consultant: Turkish dialogues
Hara Deligianni .... dance consultant
Lefteris Drandakis .... dance consultant
Eirini Haralabidou .... consultant: Russian dialogues
Niki Katsantoni .... publicist
Ellen Katsikeas .... script translator (as Eleni Katsikea)
Despina Kontargyris .... making-of
Katerina Ksini .... script supervisor
Shira Levin .... script consultant
Maria Louka .... production assistant
Epameinondas Loukas .... etiquette advisor
Olda Mancisidor .... consultant: chiromancy
Giorgos Maratos .... naval advisor
Petros Markaris .... consultant: Turkish dialogues
Takis Papadimitriou .... titles
Ilia Papaspyrou .... publicist
Sakis Papathanasiou .... production accountant
Dimitris Pavlou .... set translator
Elli Petridi .... script translator
Hristina Pigaki .... legal advisor
Hristos Pilatakis .... insurer
Manolis Sakkadakis .... titles
Thodoris Thomadakis .... production assistant
Stella Trihaki .... consultant: Russian dialogues
Mary Tsouti .... choreographer
Giorgos Tsuladze .... consultant: Russian dialogues
Argyris Vavouris .... phototypesetting
Alexander Voulgaris .... voice dubbing: Giorgos Bobolakis
Giannis Xinos .... production assistant
Antigoni Zoga .... production secretary
 
Thanks
Alekos Alavanos .... thanks
Melina Apostolaki .... thanks
Angeliki Arvanitis .... thanks
Katerina Beligianni .... thanks
Thanassis Christopoulos .... thanks
Nikos Doukas .... thanks
Manos Efstratiadis .... thanks
Dionysis Fotopoulos .... thanks
Mary Georgou .... thanks
Haris Giannakopoulos .... thanks
Alexis Grivas .... thanks
Sakis Hatzizamanis .... thanks
Periklis Hoursoglou .... thanks
Thanasis Kastaniotis .... thanks
Manos Krezias .... thanks
Lakis Lazopoulos .... thanks
Vangelis Loukissas .... thanks
Marilena Mamidaki .... thanks
Jenny Mastoraki .... thanks
Tasos Papandreou .... thanks
Nicos Perakis .... thanks
Hristina Pigaki .... thanks
Panayiotis Portokalakis .... thanks
Fenia Rougouni .... thanks
Dimitris Tzanidis .... thanks
Lena Vidani .... thanks
Costas Vrettakos .... thanks
Alkis Xanthakis .... thanks
 

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Also Known As:
"Nyfes" - Greece (original title)
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Runtime:
128 min
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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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6 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
Brides - the most moving film, 11 August 2005
Author: vkotziamani from United Kingdom

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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