George is released from prison after 14 years of incarceration for a murder he committed in his small Greek village. He spends his first night out in a cheap downtown hotel in Athens. There... See full summary »
Panos H. Koutras
Running away on the highway, Maria is alone in her roaring SUV. Behind her, fire and a case full of money. In front of her, the hopeless vastness of the motorway. Only a day before she was ... See full summary »
For many years, Nadja has worked as a housekeeper for an upper class Greek couple. When she's diagnosed with a serious illness, and the man of the house runs into financial difficulties due to the economic crisis, Nadja loses her job.
Following his father's death, Nikos leaves the provinces to work in Athens guarding his brutish uncle's dogs. Nikos finds the dynamic of his relationship with his uncle changing when his uncle's wife draws closer to him.
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.
I watched this at the Berlin International Film Festival and I quite liked it. It is not great by any means, but it pretty decent. Nice acting good drama, a message if you will (or want to see one). Of course there are flaws too (not only in the characters), but unfortunately in the script too.
But those are not thing you should be looking out for. I hope you can enjoy the human interaction. The way people treat each other and what dynamics can cause. Or maybe prevent, depending on how things go of course. And while the topic is not an easy one, the Greek director seems to be known for tackling difficult subjects.
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