The River (1960)

To potami (original title)
Four different stories taking place at border river between two enemy states.


Nikos Koundouros
2 wins. See more awards »




Credited cast:
Titos Vandis ... Bandit
Anestis Vlahos ... Border guard
Giorgos Emirzas Giorgos Emirzas ... Father
Takis Emmanuel ... Markos
Depi Martini ... Sister
Dina Trianti ... Sister
Patrizia Bini Patrizia Bini
Hristoforos Zikas ... Tassos
Spyros Pappas Spyros Pappas
Giorgos Fourniadis Giorgos Fourniadis
Periklis Ioannidis Periklis Ioannidis
Dimitris Galanakis Dimitris Galanakis
Vangelis Ioannidis ... Herder
Angeliki Pantsou Angeliki Pantsou
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Hristos Vasilarakis Hristos Vasilarakis ... (as Hristos Vasilarakos)


Against the backdrop of a hot and endlessly dry summer, four diverse stories of the frail lives of men become inextricably intertwined with the allegorical barrier of a broad and quietly powerful serpentine river--an insurmountable obstacle which defines the thin line between a short life and a quick death; a bleak reality and a fleeting illusion. Before this mighty adversary, three impious bandits with a priceless artefact attempt to cross the stagnant and unforgiving bog, while a reckless border guard believes that his music can tame the enemy. In the same fashion, a young runaway girl tries to escape a strict and emotionally abusive father, and a clandestine couple of star-crossed lovers face a tortuous trial by fire as they get trapped in a dense minefield. In the end, what is the price of transcendence? Written by Nick Riganas

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1960s | 60s | bog | greece | greek | See All (48) »


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Released in a director's cut with stories interwoven with one another and a producer's cut with 4 stories running one after the other. See more »

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Release Date:

26 April 2020 (Greece) See more »

Also Known As:

Rzeka See more »

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