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Trilogy: The Weeping Meadow (2004)

Trilogia: To livadi pou dakryzei (original title)
This is the first film of Theo Angelopoulos' trilogy. The story starts in 1919 with some greek refugees from Odessa arriving somewhere near Thessaloniki. Among these people are two small ... See full summary »

Director:

Theodoros Angelopoulos (as Thodoros Angelopoulos)

Writers:

Theodoros Angelopoulos (idea) (as Thodoros Angelopoulos), Theodoros Angelopoulos (screenplay) (as Thodoros Angelopoulos) | 3 more credits »
2 wins & 6 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Alexandra Aidini ... Eleni
Nikos Poursanidis ... Alexis
Giorgos Armenis Giorgos Armenis ... Nikos
Vasilis Kolovos ... Spyros
Eva Kotamanidou ... Kassandra
Toula Stathopoulou ... Woman in the Coffee House
Thalia Argyriou ... Danai
Smaro Gaitanidou
Mihalis Giannatos ... Zisis
Grigoris Evangelatos ... Teacher
Aliki Kamineli
Andromahi Hrysomalli
Alex Moukanos ... Nondas
Thodoros Teknetzidis
Dimitris Kolovos
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Storyline

This is the first film of Theo Angelopoulos' trilogy. The story starts in 1919 with some greek refugees from Odessa arriving somewhere near Thessaloniki. Among these people are two small kids, Alexis and Eleni. Eleni is an orphan and she is also taken care by Alexis' family. The refugees build a small village somewhere near a river and we watch as the kids grow up and fall in love. But difficult times of dictatorship and war are coming... Written by Chris Makrozahopoulos <makzax@hotmail.com>

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Genres:

Drama | History | Romance

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Trivia

One of the key influences in the film being made was the death of Theodoros Angelopoulos's mother in 1998. Her life had spanned virtually the entire century so he wanted to make a film that did the same. See more »

Connections

Followed by The Dust of Time (2008) See more »

Soundtracks

Koroido Mousolini
Lyrics by Giorgos Economidis
Composed by Eldo Di Lazzaro
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My first film at TIFF
10 September 2015 | by nikkdSee all my reviews

I viewed this movie at the TIFF in 2004. It was the first film I ever seen their and I have been going back every year since, hoping to see something that was as moving. By far one of the greatest films I have ever viewed. The cinematography, the acting, the script all worked hand in hand. At times when the dialogue was silent you were still captivated by what was being shown on the screen.

The movie is long, but I did not lose interest once. I was lucky enough to meet Mr. Angelopoulos at the premier of his film and believe me for a movie buff like me it was a great honor even thought I did not realize it at the time. I believe that this film should be on every bodies must watch list if you are looking for a movie that is deep.

I have since viewed a lot of movies and have yet to fond anything that I believe is as important.


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Country:

Greece | France | Italy | Germany

Language:

Greek

Release Date:

20 February 2004 (Greece) See more »

Also Known As:

Eleni See more »

Filming Locations:

Florina, Greece See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,015, 18 September 2005

Gross USA:

$24,966

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$64,424
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Sound Mix:

DTS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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