This film takes place at a small village at the greek island of Chios, sometime around 1960. When the local field watchman dies, the agronomist must assign a new field watchman to be ... See full summary »
A well-off grocery store owner and his outspoken right hand, who are head over heels in love with their neighbours, are about to have their ambitious plans crushed when the girls' true sweethearts put in an appearance at a joyous event.
Successful thanks to the monthly cheques of his young wife's uncle, a parsimonious contractor will find himself in a fine mess when an affluent and suave suitor intends on marrying his spouse. Is he willing to change to keep her?
On the brink of the new millennium, a young aspiring singer leaves Athens for the seedy nightclubs of the rough Greek province, bent on getting her big break amid milky-white cigarette smokes, decayed divas--and ultimately--broken hopes.
When it comes to his wife, Orestis is suspicious of everything, be it a moustachioed chauffeur or a lost pair of bumblebee-yellow gloves. But, are his fears justified or is this case of the lost fashion accessories a big misunderstanding?
During the shooting of a film, a strange man enters the set holding an umbrella. He walks into the sea and disappears. The people from the film crew claim that this is a publicity stunt, ... See full summary »
After losing his son in WW2, a poor cobbler has become a drunkard and laughing stock of the whole neighborhood, besetting his daughter. When his daughter falls in love with a rich young man... See full summary »
To Dentro Pou Pligoname/The Tree We Hurt-A Dimos Avdeliodis film about a fruit giving tree.
In a film industry dominated largely by a single colossal figure in the form of late filmmaker Theo Angelopoulos, Greek director Dimos Avdeliodis has created a unique place for himself as his films are about the world of innocence which children experience on their own after numerous bittersweet experiences with elders. His most successful film,"Four seasons of the law" has traveled to many countries but for cinema enthusiasts 'The Tree We Hurt' would always remain the starting point to discover the Greek island of Chios and its various seasons. Shot over a capricious summer, this film reveals a world of innocence shattered for some children in their school by corporal punishment. It moves at its own pace to reveal a world of children and adults with animals, birds, nature and sea. The film bears a strong imprint of Greek identity with old chairs, priests with black robes and old dilapidated houses. Dimos Avdeliodis shows that children are not just made for mischief as they are shown to earn money in the form of coins which they earn by carrying the cross during funerals. As the children's gang grows bigger, there is a marked increase in the intensity of their mischievous behavior.For example : a hilarious scene is about how small children run for cover after having hurled mud cakes smeared with urine on wasps. The entire film is replete with scenes of this kind but in the end getting beaten by elders for waywardness and experiences of first love might be counted by viewers as their favorite moments of this film.
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