Under the scorching summer sun of a remote Greek village, the flaxen-haired British tourist, Annabel, has a chance encounter with an unrefined but well-meaning shepherd. As one thing leads to another, the sheepherder's honest offer to give Annabel a handful of sweet almonds rapidly escalates into a clumsy misinterpretation, throwing the innocent gentle giant behind bars. However, against the backdrop of a preposterous accusation and a daunting language barrier, little by little, a timid friendship starts to develop, paving the way for unprecedented feelings and the palpable tingling sensation of first love. But, now that the reclusive herder bashfully explores the wonders of a sun-kissed romance, a long and hot summer draws to a close, and Annabel has to return home. Will they ever see each other again? —Nick Riganas
Dire tourist movie
Such a dire movie! I decided to comment this film, since none has done before. It is considered to be some sort of a classic, but watching the film after 37 years, it looks aged. Anne Lonnberg plays the tourist and Yannis Voglis plays the shepherd. He is going in jail, because people think that he raped the girl. She feels sorry about that and the romance sets off... The director uses the sentimental music, in order to cover the weak plot and even weaker characterization, while Lonnberg's awful performance minimizes credibility. Voglis is fair (he does not have more than 10 lines!)and the rest cast is good but what to do with it, when the overall movie looks like a cheap tourist post card?
- Nov 8, 2005
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