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To vlemma tou Odyssea ()


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An exiled filmmaker finally returns to his home country where former mysteries and afflictions of his early life come back to haunt him once more.

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Library Curator
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Kali
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Taxi Driver
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Nikos
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Old Woman
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Mother
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Father
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Manakias' Assistant
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Greek Film Library Manager
Angel Ivanov ...
Bulgarian Interrogator (as Angel Ivanof)
Vaggelis Liodakis
Gert Llanaj ...
Little Boy
Giannis Zavradinos
Mirka Kalatzopoulou
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Uncle
Nikos Kouros
Natalia Mihailidou
Stratos Pahis
Jenny Roussea
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Servant
Dora Hrisikou
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Anna Aggelopoulou
Virgil Andriescu ...
Riverboat Captain
Eleni Angelopoulos
Katerina Angelopoulou
Kiryakos Argiropulos ...
(voice)
Danusija Ataljanc
Slobodan Custic
Paris Eleftheriou
Nikoletta Gouli
Geoffrey Graham ...
(voice)
Rastko Jankovic
Sasa Joksimovic
Ivan Klemenc ...
(as Ivica Klemenc)
Giannis Kokoris
Stoyan Lalofski ...
(voice)
Dragan Maksimovic
Florence Manoiloiou ...
(voice)
Olivera Markovic
Stamatis Mihalinos
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(voice)
Slobodan 'Boda' Ninkovic
Anastasios Pantazis
Dragana Popovic
Vid Rayin
Dasa Runic
Costas Santas
Tom Sears ...
(voice)
Emil Slotea
Evgenios Spatharis ...
(voice)
Vesna Trivalic
Elias Tsehos
Panagiotis Vafeiadis
Sofia Vamvakidou ...
Woman at Café in Florina
Pemi Zouni ...
(voice)
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Albanian Film Library Manager (uncredited)
Maria Katsenou ...
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(uncredited)

Directed by

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Theodoros Angelopoulos ... (as Thodoros Angelopoulos)

Written by

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Theodoros Angelopoulos ... (screenplay) &
Tonino Guerra ... (co-writer) &
Petros Markaris ... (co-writer) &
Giorgio Silvagni ... (co-writer) &
Kaii Tsitseli ... (dialogue translation)
 
Homer ... (poem)

Produced by

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Theodoros Angelopoulos ... producer (as Theo Angelopoulos)
Phoebe Economopoulos ... executive producer
Éric Heumann ... producer (as Eric Heumann)
Dragan Ivanovic ... producer: Serbia (as Dragan Ivanovic-Hevi)
Herbert G. Kloiber ... producer (as Herbert Kloiber)
Saimir Kumbaro ... producer: Albania
Doina Marta ... associate producer: Romania
Piro Milkani ... producer: Albania
Ivan Milovanovic ... producer: Serbia
Amedeo Pagani ... producer
Lucian Pricop ... producer: Romania
Giorgio Silvagni ... producer

Music by

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Eleni Karaindrou

Cinematography by

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Giorgos Arvanitis
Andreas Sinanos

Film Editing by

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Takis Koumoundouros ... associate editor
Yannis Tsitsopoulos

Editorial Department

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Maria Daoudaki ... assistant editor

Casting By

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Alexandros Labridis
Margarita Manda
Panayiotis Portokalakis
Dinko Tucakovic

Production Design by

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Dinos Katsouridis

Set Decoration by

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Miodrag Nikolic ... (as Miodrag Mile Nikolic)
Giorgos Patsas

Costume Design by

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Giorgos Ziakas

Makeup Department

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Fani Alexaki ... makeup artist
Filippas Kapsalis ... wig maker (as Filippos Kapsalis)
Katerina Moletti ... hair stylist
Athina Tseregof ... makeup artist

Production Management

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Kostas Lambropoulos ... production manager
Slobodan Pavicevic ... production manager: Serbia

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Pere Alberto ... assistant director
Lakis Antonakos ... assistant director
Angelos Frantzis ... assistant director
Takis Katselis ... first assistant director
Alexandros Labridis ... assistant director
Panayiotis Portokalakis ... first assistant director
Sasa Radojevic ... second assistant director: Serbia
Dinko Tucakovic ... assistant director: Serbia
Stratis Vouyoucas ... assistant director (as Stratis Vouyoukas)
Nenad Dizdarevic ... second unit director (uncredited)

Art Department

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Stefan Antonescu ... property master: Romania
Negoslav Djokovic ... property master: Serbia
Hristos Goutis ... set builder
Kosta Keskinov ... property master: Serbia
Vlasis Koutsoukos ... property master
Thodoros Mourtas ... set builder
Kostas Soulakelis ... property master
Nikos Triandafilopoulos ... set dresser
Gabriel Nechita ... assistant art director (uncredited)
Gabriela Nechita ... assistant art director (uncredited)

Sound Department

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Thanassis Arvanitis ... sound
Dusan Bogunovic ... assistant sound
Yannis Haralambidis ... sound
Marton Jankov-Tomica ... sound
Bernard Leroux ... sound mixer
Francis Perreard ... dolby stereo consultant
Panos Tzelekis ... assistant sound
Nenad Vukadinovic ... assistant sound
Stephan Liepe ... foley mixer (uncredited)
Carsten Richter ... foley artist (uncredited)
Kostas Varympopiotis ... re-recording mixer (uncredited)

Special Effects by

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Pino Carozza ... special effects
Srba Kabadajic ... special effects: Serbia
Nenad Pukmajster ... special effects: Serbia
Olivier Zenenski ... special effects (as Olivier Zenensky)
Dusan Zivkovic ... pyrotechnician: Serbia

Camera and Electrical Department

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Dimitris Damalas ... first assistant camera
Ljubomir Despotovic ... best boy grip
Dionysis Efthymiopoulos ... steadicam assistant
Slobodan Gojkovic ... electrician
Dimitris Horianopoulos ... second assistant camera
Milenko Knezevic ... grip: Serbia
Linos Meitanis ... steadicam assistant
Miljan Milovanovic ... assistant camera: Serbia
Grigoris Samiotis ... grip
Mihalis Samiotis ... best boy grip
Zdravko Simojlovic ... gaffer (as Zdravko Simojlovic-Bosanac)
Alekos Yiannaros ... Steadicam operator
Akis Zorbas ... second assistant camera
Boris Zupnik ... electrician
Josef Koudelka ... still photographer (uncredited)

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Lina Giannopoulou ... key costumer
Nikos Kasapakis ... assistant costume designer
Dorina Papaliou ... assistant costume designer
Sofia Syrogianni ... wardrobe supervisor

Music Department

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Valentin Beikof ... singer: Bulgarian songs
Andreas Chekouras ... musician: solo accordion
Manfred Eicher ... music producer / recording director: score
Lefteris Halkiadakis ... conductor
Kim Kashkashian ... musician: solo viola
Antonis Kontogeorgiou ... choir director
Vangelis Kristopoulos ... musician: solo oboe
Vangelis Skouras ... musician: solo corno
Ioannis Smirnaios ... score engineer (as Giannis Smyrnaios)
Georgia Voulvi ... singer: Byzantine hymns

Transportation Department

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Jugoslav Bobera ... driver: Serbia

Other crew

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Slobodan Jankovic ... production assistant: Serbia
Damir Jovanovic ... production assistant: Mostar
Dimitris Karatzounis ... production assistant
Ellen Katsikeas ... production assistant (as Eleni Katsikea)
Jeannie H. Kelly ... assistant: Harvey Keitel (as Jean Helen Kelly)
Caslav Kovacevic ... production coordinator: Serbia
Margarita Manda ... script supervisor
Vlado Mojsilovic ... production assistant: Serbia
Igor Nescovic ... production assistant: Serbia
Dusan Ristic ... caterer: Serbia
Manolis Sakkadakis ... titles and opticals
Jon Sperry ... assistant: Harvey Keitel
Darko Stjipcevic ... production assistant: Mostar
Milos Tomin ... production assistant: Serbia
Dragoslav Vulanovic ... extras coordinator: Serbia
Margarita Yariou ... production secretary
Zeljian Zelaska ... production assistant: Mostar
Laurence Granec ... press attache: France (uncredited)
Ante Novakovic ... assistant: Harvey Keitel (uncredited)

Thanks

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Amy Androulidaki ... thanks
Dimitris Katsanos ... thanks
Gilat Meltzer ... thanks
Laura Mirachian ... thanks
Elena Mirtchofska ... thanks (as Elena Mirchovska)
Sifet Orucevic ... thanks
Alain Rouillard ... thanks
Mihalis Spinellis ... thanks
Pavlos Tsakiridis ... thanks
Vangelis Tsembelis ... thanks
Rasmi Tsopela ... thanks
Gian Maria Volontè ... in memory of
Radoslav Zelenovic ... thanks

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

A, a Greek filmmaker living in exile in the United States, returns to his native Ptolemas to attend a special screening of one of his extremely controversial films. But A's real interest lies elsewhere--the mythical reels of the very first film shot by the Manakia brothers, who, at the dawn of the age of cinema, tirelessly criss-crossed the Balkans and, without regard for national and ethnic strife, recorded the region's history and customs. Did these primitive, never-developed images really exist? If so, where are they? - "Why A? It's an alphabetical choice. Every filmmaker remembers the first time he looked through the viewfinder of a camera. It is a moment that is not so much the discovery of cinema--but the discovery of the world. But there comes a moment when the filmmaker begins to doubt his own capacity to see things, when he no longer knows if his gaze is right and innocent." --Theo Angelopoulos Written by Frank Wallner

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Also Known As
  • Το βλέμμα του Οδυσσέα (Greece)
  • Le regard d'Ulysse (France)
  • Lo sguardo di Ulisse (Italy)
  • Der Blick des Odysseus (Germany)
  • Privirea lui Ulise (Romania)
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  • 176 min
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Did You Know?

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Trivia Part two of "A Trilogy of Borders". See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Murder at 1600/Traveller/8 Heads in a Duffel Bag/Das Boot/Ulysses Gaze (1997). See more »
Soundtracks Paei o palios o hronos See more »
Quotes Niko: The first thing God created was the journey, then came doubt, and nostalgia.
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