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One Day in August (2001)

Dekapentavgoustos (original title)
Three couples flee Athens for the summer, and their journeys change their lives forever.
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Cast

Credited cast:
Eleni Kastani ... Morfoula
Akilas Karazisis ... Fanis
Amalia Moutoussi ... Katia
Emilios Chilakis ... Kostas
Theodora Tzimou ... Sandra
Michalis Iatropoulos ... Mihalis
Costas Kotsianidis Costas Kotsianidis ... Giannis
Maria Ioannidou Maria Ioannidou ... Vanessa
Hristos Mitselos Hristos Mitselos ... Antonis
Argyris Xafis ... Nikos
Angela Brouskou Angela Brouskou ... Accident Woman / Virgin Mary / Giannis' Mother
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Parthenopi Bouzouri Parthenopi Bouzouri ... Mother at Seirios / Accident
Giorgos Evgenikos Giorgos Evgenikos ... Childless Man (as Yorgos Evgenikos)
Tellos Filis Tellos Filis ... Himself
Maria Katsikadakou Maria Katsikadakou ... Police Officer - Athens #2
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Middle August in Athens. Three families, living in a three storey building, leave for their summer vacations. Everyone is wishing for a miracle to happen this summer. In the meantime, a drifter breaks into their apartments and rummages their personal belongings, thus unfolding hidden secrets. Written by misalva

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Every summer we have to escape... make this journey

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Official Sites:

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Country:

Greece

Language:

Greek

Release Date:

1 February 2002 (Greece) See more »

Also Known As:

15avgoustos See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color (Fujicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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To mesimeri kaiei to metopo sou
Lyrics by Eleni Liakou
Composed and Performed by Grigoris Bithikotsis
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The Virgin Mary's Day
13 March 2002 | by Apollo-14See all my reviews

The Virgin Mary is the deus ex machina in the four storylines of this ambitious Greek art film. August 15 is the day of the Dormition of the Virgin in the Orthodox calendar, but for Athenians it is little more than an excuse to leave the city for the countryside. Four social classes are represented -the nouveau riche, the middle class, the working class and the sizeable "scrounging class" of Athens- and the director does an excellent job of delving into the characters. The young hitchhiker, the car mechanic, the lady on the highway who gets run over and the young girl at the end are the manifestations of the Virgin who change the course of the four plot lines. Some inexplicable endings, however, left me unfulfilled and disappointed. Some might say that's what the director intended, but I say hogwash. This great movie seems incomplete.


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