With Greece already under German occupation during the cold spring of 1941, a long-suffering squad of proud and war-battered Greek soldiers receives orders from the headquarters of the Central Military Command in Athens to fall back, leaving behind the Greco-Albanian Front. As the men retreat--crossing through the rugged and snow-covered landscapes of the bomb-scarred Greek countryside--the terrifying certainty that nothing will ever be the same again crushes the weary human souls, blemished forever by war's madness. Under those circumstances--severely wounded, yet still alive--most of them will never return home. Will the sky be blue again?Written by
The first part of the movie was filmed in Driovouno of Kozani, while the second one was partly shot in Kastoria's Oxia and Polikerasso. In addition, segments of the movie were filmed in the wider area of Mt. Vitsi. See more »
Back to your occupied country after loosing yourself in war.
This excellent film stories the long way of the returning in occupied Greece of a group of soldiers that fought the Germans in World War 2, after the relatively orders of the Greek army in Athens. The film shows with a unique way the depression that the war caused to this people that were fighting the enemy in the front line of war without thinking any positive thing for many days. It shows their loss of positive emotions and how memories of their old life (wives, girlfriends, daily routine, etc.) are hurting them because they know that this life won't be there when they finally arrive at home. Some of them go crazy or die before the arrival in their occupied home. The other ones are walking exhausted through the mountains of Greece and the only thing they see is snow, ruined villages from bombings or German attacks and a nature that is to die. All these, the fantastic cinematography and the deep analysis that the director does in its characters' psychology make this film a great present to the war filmography.
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