This wonderful film never had a chance in this country. When it opened in one theatre in NYC, a newspaper strike that lasted several months was taking place. With no ads and no published reviews it died. I fortunately got to see the film because I happened to notice that the driving force of the film was Ludmilla Tcherina a favorite of mine since seeing her in "Tales of Hoffmann". It was put on beta video tape by Kultur, unfortunately the tape was bad as it did not use widescreen or pan & scan and much of the film was lost on the edges. This film with its wonderful music by Theodrakis deserves another
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