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In order to buy a horse, a man wanders in the bazaars of Thessaly. His journey will take him further than he imagines, as old prophets, forgotten witches and vampire princes will find himself on his way.

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Stavros Tornes

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Stavros Tornes
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Credited cast:
Stavros Tornes ... Balamos
Kyriakos Vilanakis Kyriakos Vilanakis ... Kyriakos
Eleni Maniati Eleni Maniati ... Female Yeti
Mitsos Angelakopoulos Mitsos Angelakopoulos ... Horse-dealer
Enzo Attigenti Enzo Attigenti ... The 'Black-shirt'
Constantine Pangalos Constantine Pangalos ... Prophet
Christos Karagoutas Christos Karagoutas ... Chaldean Priest
Salil Salil Salil Salil ... Diri
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Amin Demir Amin Demir
Ali Famadan Ali Famadan
Nikos Psarras Nikos Psarras
Anthoula Vilanaki Anthoula Vilanaki
Nikos Vilanakis Nikos Vilanakis
Stefanos Vilanakis Stefanos Vilanakis
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In order to buy a horse, a man wanders in the bazaars of Thessaly. His journey will take him further than he imagines, as old prophets, forgotten witches and vampire princes will find himself on his way.

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unbelievably effective
8 October 2010 | by aktistarSee all my reviews

There is something very authentic in Tornes' film which has stayed with me ever since I saw it for the first time. Tornes, avoiding all conventional means, creates a world which looks far more real in some deep sense. All convention is based on assumptions upon which we usually build a supposedly common framework of communication. Despite this we experience constantly how ineffective this framework is and how limited is our ability to understand each other. Tornes goes beyond the apparent into the raw material of human spontaneity. By working at this level he seems to be able offer insightful answers to contemporary questions regarding art: How to engage in reality without depicting the "real", in culture without presupposing the "cultural", in meaningfulness without presupposing the "significant", in desiring without presupposing "values". How to get deeper into the "being" of the world through a deconstruction of its presumed objectivity. Balamos has a holistic coherence which does not allow someone talk of its images as separated from words or intentions. Had Tornes lived longer, I have no doubt that his influence in world cinema would have been unparalleled. What a talent!


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7 October 1982 (Greece) See more »

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