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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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Drama

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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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Mono

Color:

Color

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1.33 : 1
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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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like a dream you can't shake
30 November 2010 | by mjneu59See all my reviews

A quest for an unknown father becomes an odyssey into adulthood for two illegitimate Greek children, traveling alone the length of their country in a hopeless attempt to trace the whereabouts of a man they know only from the bedside fairy tales told by their mother. The journey is often grim and brutal, but is also filled by occasional magic, transforming their search into a sometimes sweet, sometimes bitter reflection of childhood mysteries and adolescent pain.

The reticent screenplay and slow, deliberate rhythms will likely be tedious to anyone with a TV-damaged attention span, but the same understated detachment can sometimes have a devastating impact, for example during a rape scene made all the more chilling for taking place just out of view, and in total silence. Discriminating viewers able to avoid nodding off into their popcorn will find it a film of rare beauty, with an emotional resonance to match the often haunting imagery.


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