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Stone Years (1985)

Petrina hronia (original title)
The true story of a young couple (Babis and Eleni) fighting for love and freedom. An odyssey in and out of prisons during the dark period between the Greek civil war until the end of ... See full summary »

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Pantelis Voulgaris
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Themis Bazaka ... Eleni Yfanti
Dimitris Katalifos ... Babis Kiourtzis
Maria Martika ... Eftihia Yfanti
Eirini Inglesi ... Cleo
Nikos Birbilis ... Prison manager
Ilias Katevas Ilias Katevas ... Michalis
Thanos Grammenos ... Political prisoner
Penelope Pitsouli ... Woman in Train
Marika Tziralidou Marika Tziralidou ... Warden
Tasos Ramsis Tasos Ramsis
Mihalis Bogiaridis Mihalis Bogiaridis
Giannis Evdaimon Giannis Evdaimon
Tasos Palatzidis ... Manolis
Kostas Kleftogiannis
Vassilis Vassilakis Vassilis Vassilakis
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The true story of a young couple (Babis and Eleni) fighting for love and freedom. An odyssey in and out of prisons during the dark period between the Greek civil war until the end of dictatorship in 1974. In 1954 Eleni goes to Athens to study medicine. When political oppression increases, Babis is imprisoned for political activity. To avoid the same fate Eleni hides for ten years. In 1966 Babis is released and they enjoy their love for a few days. She gets pregnant. Then she is arrested and gives birth to her child in prison. In 1967 the military junta overthrows the government and Babis is imprisoned again. They are released after the fall of the junta in 1974. They realise that in all those years they had spent only 70 hours together. The narration is honest without superficial emotionalism and focuses on the dignity of the characters against the stormy political history. Written by Alkistis Zografou

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A True Story About Really Stone Years
5 January 2001 | by maroulitaSee all my reviews

It is agreeable that many countries have suffered civil wars or persecution of a merit of the people,but it is very difficult to explain in simple words what is going on in difficult times like these, without the use of weapons,battle scenarios or exaggerated drama. That is why exceptions like this humble and moving film have to be noticed and pointed out,because otherwise public misses a whole treasure of truth,love,patience and faith.If it was a film shot in Hollywood,it would have the gravity of those epic films that won many awards in the past.It is a must-especially for those whose roots are in this country but they live abroad.It shows that Greek people are not a joke,not gangsters,not funny-but-naive guys,but true and strong people that hold on to their beliefs (and they have fought for them until very recently) and they are capable of loving each other in extremely difficult times.The music is the essence of how an event should be combined with sounds.Really it cannot be explained with words,but it intrigues the deepest emotions a person can feel for what is presented in front of them.


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6 November 1987 (Sweden) See more »

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