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Topio stin omihli (1988)

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.

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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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Trivia

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

Quotes

Orestis: If I were to shout, who would hear me out of the armies of angels?
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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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Follows O melissokomos (1986) See more »

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Every Night
Written by The Human Experience
Performed by The Last Drive
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A proud work
5 December 2009 | by Ziya90See all my reviews

To me, this is one of the greatest movies of all time. Art and a very touching and interesting story combine each other and create this masterpiece with some unforgettable scenes, images and a mesmerizing cinematography. At the beginning, we do not see the mother of the little sisters, only hear her voice. While watching this scene, I thought that it is to make us feel that the sisters are lonely, nobody cares about them, nobody worries about them. In another scene, the sisters visit a man who is probably one of their relatives. However, he looks disturbed when he sees them. The Petrifying truck scene is a story itself. This scene is horrible in terms of content, but enchanting in terms of cinema. And sharp realism. If there is a flaw in the movie, it is the final. It was obscure and not stunning as the rest of the movie. I mean the scene takes place at night. It could have been a bit different, less obscure. Instead of commenting the end of the movie, some say that it is one of the finals that everyone draws their own conclusion, but for such a content or story, it does not seem a good idea. By the way, always, especially critics say this is a story of getting conscious or growing in wisdom, if a movie is about a little girl or boy. Well, this is not actually, the movie is much more than that and much more different. And as you guess, no cliché. The older sister is conscious anyway. She is aware of everything like an adult, even if she sometimes falls. The both sisters are very courageous and at the same time naive. I wanted to help them in the times they need. However, the weather is cold, desolate ways. Unsafe and risky. The vehicles pass them carelessly and don't stop. Probably the best Angelopoulos movie.


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