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Dekapentavgoustos (2001)

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)
Maria Katsikadakou Maria Katsikadakou ... Police Officer - Athens #2
Dimitris Kotidis Dimitris Kotidis ... Police Officer #1
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Storyline

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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Soundtracks

To mesimeri kaiei to metopo sou
Lyrics by Eleni Liakou
Composed and Performed by Grigoris Bithikotsis
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Miraculous Motherhood
18 November 2003 | by vardaxisSee all my reviews

This film looks from several different viewpoints at the relationship of mother to child, taking as a springboard the holiday of the Dormition of the Virgin on the 15th of August, a major Greek Orthodox religious holiday, but simply an excuse for a break from work and the heat of late summer for the majority of Athenians. By extension, other relationships are explored and the 'holidays' that each group of people embark on act as the catalyst for resolution of different sets of problems they are facing. The film is visually satisfying, ranging from comic to tragic and concludes strongly enough, if one is attuned with the characters and their different sets of values and expectations.


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