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Evdokia (1971)

Athens, 1971. In the tumultuous years of the Greek military junta, an unconventional couple is torn between the complexities of love, life, and the suffocating pressure of fragile societal relations. Will they survive one another?

Director:

Alexis Damianos

Writers:

John Baldwin (dialogue adaptation), Alexis Damianos
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Cast

Credited cast:
Maria Vassiliou Maria Vassiliou ... Evdokia
Giorgos Koutouzis Giorgos Koutouzis ... Sgt. Baskos
Koula Agagiotou ... Maria
Hristos Zorbas ... Giorgos
Vassilis Panayiotopoulos Vassilis Panayiotopoulos
Paulos Roussos Paulos Roussos
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
S. Douligerakis S. Douligerakis
Nasos Katakouzinos Nasos Katakouzinos ... Nontas
Maria Koutokaki Maria Koutokaki
Spyros Kyriakopoulos Spyros Kyriakopoulos
Kostas Rigas
Yannis Savatianos Yannis Savatianos
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Storyline

A prostitute (Evdokia) meets a sergeant (Yorgos). They fall in love and get married after a short love affair. Her profession, however, is a barrier for their relationship. They try to stay together and overcome their inner conflicts, but the social environment crushes them. Written by Alkistis Zografou

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Genres:

Drama | Romance

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Country:

Greece | UK

Language:

Greek | English

Release Date:

21 September 1971 (Greece) See more »

Also Known As:

To koritsi tou stratioti See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)
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Trivia

The protagonist, Maria Vassiliou, was an actress from Cyprus residing in London. She returned to Greece specifically for the shooting of the film, but because of her poor Greek, the voice of singer/actress Eleni Roda was used as a voice-over. Unfortunately, Maria Vassiliou died of cancer in 1989, at the age of 39. She was 20 years old when the film was made. See more »

Quotes

Sgt. Baskos: I promised to my Captain, that I'll be back before 4 o'clock. I'm late...
Evdokia: Hey! Is this how you're gonna leave?
Sgt. Baskos: Say, spare a dime for the bus? I'm late...
Evdokia: I'm broke and I still owe to the grocery store, the instalments for the electricity and the refrigerator...
Sgt. Baskos: 'right, no worries.
Fellow soldiers: [Teasing him] Hey, George Baskos, you got married?
Sgt. Baskos: Yes, I did.
Fellow soldiers: [Teasing him some more] And whom did you get?
Sgt. Baskos: A girl from my village, you pricks!
Evdokia: [Throwing her wedding ring] You aren't worth a dime!
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Connections

Referenced in Crying? (2003) See more »

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Masterpiece
19 July 2018 | by deickosSee all my reviews

I first saw Evdokia when very young and immediately blew me. Now even after more than twenty years I can still discover more, there is so much inside this great film by Damianos. The scenes one after the other are made to stir you deep inside and cause a deep impact. It is as it seems traditional for top Greek films to be frugal and elliptic but this one is like it came out from a piece of Aeschylus. The picture is as simple as it can be yet so profoundly deep - it is amazing. Great poetry.


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