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Landscape in the Mist (1988)

Topio stin omihli (original title)
TV-MA | | Drama | 10 September 1988 (Greece)
Two children journey the long road to Germany to find the man they believe to be their father.

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Theodoros Angelopoulos (story), Theodoros Angelopoulos (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Michalis Zeke ... Alexandros
Tania Palaiologou ... Voula
Stratos Tzortzoglou ... Orestis
Eva Kotamanidou ... Actress
Aliki Georgouli Aliki Georgouli ... Actress
Vasilis Kolovos ... Truck Driver
Vasilis Bouyiouklakis ... Restaurateur
Ilias Logothetis ... Seagull
Vangelis Kazan ... Actor
Stratos Pahis Stratos Pahis ... Actor
Mihalis Giannatos ... Train Station Guardian
Kiriakos Katrivanos ... Actor
Grigoris Evangelatos ... Actor
Giannis Fyrios ... Accordionist
Nikos Kouros Nikos Kouros ... Theater Owner
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Storyline

Road movie about two children (Voula and Alexandre) searching for their father who is supposed to live in Germany. Their obsession for this father figure will take them to the boundaries between childhood and adolescence. Written by Carlos Morales <bmunoz@mail.sci.net.mx>

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A voyage of initiation.

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

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Country:

Greece | France | Italy

Language:

Greek

Release Date:

10 September 1988 (Greece) See more »

Also Known As:

Kiri no Naka no Fûkei See more »

Filming Locations:

Ioannina, Greece See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Ranked number 100 non-English-speaking film in the critics' poll conducted by the BBC in 2018. See more »

Quotes

Voula: [writing a letter to her father] Dear father, we are writing because we have decided to come and find you. We have never seen you and we miss you. We talk about you all the time. Mummy will be upset that we've gone. Deep down inside we love her, don't think we don't, but she doesn't understand anything. We don't know what you look like. Alexander says all sorts of things. He dreams about you. We miss you so much. Sometimes on my way home from school I think I hear footsteps behind me, your ...
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Opening titles: The band "The Last Drive" is heard from their Hitch-hyke records' "Underworld Shakedown" album (credit appears on the same screen with those for photography assistants). See more »

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A coming of age story about two young souls in search of their fictive father.
18 February 2011 | by saritray2001See all my reviews

A journey is often the best way to find yourself, even if you are looking for something else. Greek director Theo Angelopoulos' film traces two runaway children – 11-year-old Voula (Tania Palaiologou) and her five- year-old brother Alexandros (Michalis Zeke) – as they search for a fictive father their mother made up stories about. On the road, they learn the realities of life – cruelty, violence and the crude struggle for survival, but also friendship and the first stirrings of romance. In a particularly startling scene, joy and sorrow are revealed simultaneously as a horse dies before their eyes, even as a marriage is mirthfully celebrated nearby. In another, the hand of a statue pulled out of the water could symbolise fragmentation, among several other things. In the end, the quest is hopeless. It's a desperate search for value, for meaning, for that indistinct dream you cling on to which gives life a sense of purpose.


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