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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
Christos Zorbas ... Giorgos
Vassilis Panayiotopoulos Vassilis Panayiotopoulos
Paulos Roussos Paulos Roussos
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
S. Douligerakis S. Douligerakis
Nasos Katakouzinos Nasos Katakouzinos
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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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 »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Katamor Productions,Poreia 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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Referenced in Klais? (2003) See more »

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The Zeibakiko of Eudokia - Or The "dance" of Eudokia.
15 August 2006 | by sedzSee all my reviews

I consider this movie an interesting experimentation related to love, produced during the years of military coup in Greece.

Images provided by Damianos are excellent. However, you may be deeply disappointed with the actors' performances.

Yet such kind of movies are a unique representation of the Greek symbolic culture.

For instance Damianos for several minutes shows an excursion in the mountain, with characters engaged in a dangerous behavior. A speeding motorbike, a woman in danger to fall from a cliff. But nevertheless the characters survive. Danger is not meant to be the main element, it is meant to be an indication of the false belief of power related to love (my interpretation). Then you may want to extend such phrase to the entire human condition.

The plot is about 2 people, behaving in contradiction to society's norms. One of them, recruited by the army, - a figure with bad connotations during the years of coup in Greece - the other, a prostitute. Again, this movie is not interested in depicting the elite class, but two common people stripped of, of any ideology, any conscious intention, guided primarily by their desires and feelings. Such behavior was bound to be destructive.

In summary, an excellent movie which is not meant to be accepted passively, but to be interpreted. Like similar movies of the period, is meant to unravel a semantic puzzle for you to solve.


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