Loosely based on the life of the homonymous fearless Greek 18th-century Armatolos, Giannos "Astrapogiannos", the battle-scarred hero of the Revolution, returns to his village after the end of the costly and blood-soaked War of Independence. Yearning for a well-earned peace, the seasoned veteran will soon lock horns with the ruthless and inhumane local Kodjabashis, Konstadis Veloussis, who has the fellow poor villagers under his heavy thumb. Little by little, a new war is brewing--and as Astrapogiannos the Liberator is praised by those who continue to suffer--an inevitable and equally fierce final confrontation awaits. But, will the turmoil finally come to an end?
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The movie was screened between 1970-1971 and sold 391,874 tickets. See more
Referenced in Crying?
To tragoudi tis manas
Performed by Kaiti Abavi
Composed by Mimis Plessas
Lyrics by Tasos Livaditis See more