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Set in 1922, is the story of a mail order bride, one of 700, aboard the SS KING ALEXANDER, who falls in love with an American photographer. She is bound for her new husband, in New York; he is on his way home to a failed marriage.

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Cast

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Norman Harris
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Niki Douka
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Emine
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Haro
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Captain
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Ms. Kardaki (as Irene Iglessi)
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Marion Gibson
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Karabulat
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Nikolas
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Olga (as Liza Kouznetsova)
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Yelena
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Prodromos (as Giorgos Makris)
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Niki's Mother
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Niki's Godmother (as Vangelio Andreadaki)
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Haro's Grandfather
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Haro's Father
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Niki's Uncle
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Kostas
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Hotel Receptionist
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Young Photographer
Foteini Kontoudaki ...
Eleni
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Alexandra (as Rahil Liapopoulou)
Giorgos Bobolakis ...
Antonis Memas
Marina Anagnostopoulou ...
Girl from Samothrace
Maria Pantelaki ...
Girl from Samothrace
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Girl from Samothrace (as Lida Maniatakou)
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Girl from Samothrace
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Girl from Samothrace
Maria Voikou ...
Girl from Samothrace
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Giorgos
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Officer
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Turkish Passenger
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Vice-captain
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Ship Radio Operator
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Prodromos' Brother
Vasilis Zarifidis ...
Prodromos' Brother
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ilia Anastasopoulos
Zoi Apostolaki ...
Russian Girl
Alexandra Apostolatou ...
Girl from Epirus
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Russian Girl
Kyriaki Arabatzi ...
Girl from Epirus
Angeliki Aravatzi
Periklis Athanasiou
Sonia Averchenka ...
Russian Girl
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Ship Waiter (as Andreas Axis)
Marina Babali ...
Girl from Epirus
Diana Bariadi
Violeta Bariadi
Carolina Bikebits ...
Little Girl
Nancy Black ...
Dancer
Hristos Boukouvalas
Angeliki Dendrinou
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Girl from Epirus
Sotos Dimitropoulos
Rion Dosty
Giorgos Dourgoutis
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Ship Bartender
Katerina Fatevopoulou ...
Russian Girl
Eleni Giannakopoulou ...
(as Elena Giannakopoulou)
Liana Giannakou ...
Dancer
Athina Gouzia ...
Twin Lady 1
Eirini Gouzia ...
Twin Lady 2
Oleg Gransov
Leila Gusupova ...
Russian Girl
Dimitris Haloukos
Dimitris Haloulos
Hristos Hanios
Eirini Haralabidou
Maria Haralabidou ...
Turkish Girl
Panagiotis Hasapis
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Turkish Girl
Nikos Ioakeim
Melina Iordanidou ...
Girl from Epirus
Eirini Kagia
Moshoula Kalogridou
Ioanna Kanellopoulou
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(as Manolis Kanavos)
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Girl from Epirus
Hrysanthi Karagianni ...
Russian Girl
Foteini Karagouni ...
Girl from Epirus
Theoharis Karasavvidis
Eleni Karsiki
Hristos Karystianis
Athena Katsibardis ...
(as Athina Katsibardi)
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Sailor (as Konstantinos Katsikis)
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Girl from Epirus
Giannis Kogiopoulos
Jenny Kolia ...
Turkish Girl
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(as Vasilis Koukalani)
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Girl from Epirus
Kostas Kounalis
Maria Kousta ...
Turkish Girl
Maria Kozioura ...
Russian Girl
Trifonia Kratouni ...
Turkish Girl
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Dancer
Reggina Leventiadou ...
Russian Girl
Olga Liatiri ...
Russian Girl
Zoi Lioliou
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Little Girl (as Romanna Lobats)
Thanos Lyberis
Hristina Mahouri ...
Turkish Girl
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Girl from Epirus
Angeliki Matsagoura ...
Girl from Epirus
Mina Mavri
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Girl from Epirus
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Turkish Passenger
Fotis Nonas
Kostas Nonas
Vasilis Nonas
Katerina Osvianicova ...
Russian Girl
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Dancer
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Dancer
Panagiotis Papadakis
Nina Papanikolaou ...
Girl from Epirus
Alexandra Pirpili
Nikos Plitas
Despoina Polykandrioti
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Girl from Epirus
Reveka Raz ...
Dancer
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Dancer
Giorgos Salvarinas
Evridiki Samara
Olga Sarrikosta ...
Turkish Girl
Vangelio Serdaki ...
(as Evangelia Serdaki)
Katerina Sermani ...
Russian Girl
Stefanos Sideridis
Peter Spyropoulos ...
(as Petros Spyropoulos)
Katerina Stefopoulou ...
Russian Girl
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(as Hristodoulos Stylianou)
Dimitris M. Stratakis
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Ship Waiter
Jean-Jacques Tesson
Katerina Theodoropoulou ...
Russian Girl
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Russian Girl (as Sofia Theofanous)
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Girl from Epirus
Andonis Toundas
Maria Trikalioti ...
Turkish Girl
Angeliki Tsagia
Liza Tsiaklidou ...
Dancer
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Girl from Epirus
Nikos Vakotouzis
Kira Variadi
Sofia Vasileiadou ...
Russian Girl
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Girl from Epirus
Natalya Vassilieva
Liza Venizelou ...
Dancer
Olga Visaraki
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Archimandrite Passenger
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Turkish Young Man (as Alexandros Voulgaris)
Giannis Vourakis
Vasilis Xanthopoulos
Ioustina Yakel
Andreas Zahariadis ...
Ship Waiter
Anna Zanaki
Andreas Zanakis
Avgerinos Zanakis
Marianna Zarkadi ...
Girl from Epirus
Kendy Zoga
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(uncredited)
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Groom (uncredited)
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Girl from Epirus (uncredited)
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Bride (uncredited)
Nikos Kougoulos ...
Groom (uncredited)
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Groom (uncredited)
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Bride (uncredited)
Eirini Mavromataki ...
Lady in harbour (uncredited)

Directed by

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Pantelis Voulgaris

Written by

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Ioanna Karystiani ... (written by) (as Ioanna Karistiani)

Produced by

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Barbara De Fina ... producer
Terry Dougas ... producer
Valerie Gobos ... associate producer
Katerina Kaskanioti ... co-producer: Nova (uncredited)
Kostas Lambropoulos ... line producer (as Costas Labropoulos)
Shira Levin ... associate producer
Despina Mouzaki ... associate producer
Haris Padouvas ... associate producer
Panos Papahadzis ... executive producer: second unit (as Panagiotis Papahatzis)
Michèle Ray-Gavras ... associate producer
Martin Scorsese ... executive producer
Pantelis Voulgaris ... producer

Music by

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Stamatis Spanoudakis

Cinematography by

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Giorgos Arvanitis ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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Takis Giannopoulos ... (as Takis Yannopoulos)

Editorial Department

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Antigoni Antzouli ... assistant editor
Vangelis Gousias ... negative cutter
Nikos Katoufas ... colorist
Takis Kardasis ... negative developer (uncredited)
Christos Manousakis ... negative developer (uncredited)
Evris Palios ... telecine operator (uncredited)

Production Design by

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Dimitris Katsikis

Costume Design by

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Eva Nathena
Damianos Zarifis

Makeup Department

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Fani Alexaki ... key makeup artist
Fofi Aravadinou ... assistant hair stylist
Daniel Babek ... assistant hair stylist (as Daniella Bababekova)
Dimitra Dala ... hair stylist
Stella Karapouliou ... assistant makeup artist
Babis Katsagonidis ... assistant hair stylist
Orestis Seferis ... assistant hair stylist
Hronis Tzimos ... key hair stylist
Evi Zafiropoulou ... makeup artist

Production Management

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Nikos Doukas ... production manager: second unit
Christos Glimis ... assistant production manager
Yiannis Iakovidis ... production manager (as Giannis Iakovidis)
Giorgos Karoris ... assistant production manager
Kostas Kefalas ... production manager
Marina Stylianou ... post-production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Costas Athousakis ... second assistant director
Dimitris Birbilis ... first assistant director
Dionysis Ferendinos ... fourth assistant director
Manos Gasteratos ... third assistant director
Mairilia Kalaitzidou ... fourth assistant director
Marios Karamanis ... assistant director: second unit
George Markakis ... fourth assistant director (as Giorgos Markakis)

Art Department

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Vangelis Aikaterinis ... construction coordinator
Grigoris Arvanitis ... set designer
Sotiris Dasis ... scenic technician
Aimilios Fasias ... scenic technician
Odysseas Ginis ... scenic technician
Kassiani Kaltezioti ... set designer
Dionisis Kambiotis ... scenic technician
Vasilis Katavelakos ... construction manager
Stefanos Katselis ... set dresser
Prodromos Kazatzoglou ... scenic technician
Sakis Koularmanis ... property master
Dimitris Liappis ... production buyer (as Dimitris Liapis)
Ioanna Malikoutsaki ... set designer
Katerina-Christina Manolakou ... set dresser (as Katerina Manolakou)
Panagiotis Mihalakopoulos ... leadman
Hristos Morfopoulos ... scenic technician
Giannis Mylonas ... production buyer
Vasilis Pappas ... production buyer
Giorgos Parashos ... scenic technician
Nikos Partiniotis ... scenic technician
Nikos Pateras ... scenic technician
Iliana Politi ... set designer
Andreas Siroyiannis ... property master
Alexia Theodoraki ... set dresser: second unit
Vangelis Tomais ... leadman
Nikos Triantafyllopoulos ... painter
Alexis Tsiflikos ... leadman
Giorgos Tzaferos ... scenic technician
Dimitris Vafeiadis ... scenic technician

Sound Department

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Yannis Antipas ... boom operator (as Giannis Antypas)
Yannis Haralambidis ... sound: second unit
Thymios Kolokousis ... sound mixing (as Thimios Kolokousis)
Nikos Papadimitriou ... production sound
Giorgos Vassiliou ... boom operator: second unit

Visual Effects by

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Adrien Borzakian ... graphic composer: 2D/3D
Nicolas Chambras ... additional painting
Fabien Girodot ... lead artist
Jerome Fournier Lanzoni ... digital painter (as Jerome Fournier)
Alain Le Roy ... digital effects supervisor
Eric Sithavaja ... shot supervisor
Ken'ichi Ônuki ... modeling: 3D
Harold Herbert ... digital artist (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department

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Takis Atsidakos ... electrician
Christos Douros ... second assistant camera
Giorgos Frentzos ... director of photography: second unit
Haris Germanidis ... video operator
Babis Kalderimitzis ... electrician: second unit (as Babis Kaltirimtzis)
Avgoustis Karagiannis ... best boy
Vangelis Kolokithas ... Steadicam assistant (as Vangelis Kolokythas)
Dimitris Koronetopoulos ... best boy: second unit
Giorgos Koronetopoulos ... electrician: second unit
Giorgos Metaxas ... second assistant camera: second unit
Iraklis Mitropoulos ... gaffer
Gerasimos Neofytos ... still photographer
Nikos Nikolopoulos ... still photographer
Simos Sarketzis ... first assistant camera
Aris Shoinohoritis ... grip
Kostas Sotiropoulos ... best boy
Alexis Stavropoulos ... first assistant camera: second unit
Miltiadis Stolis ... best boy
Stefanos Tsigas ... crane operator
Michael Tsimperopoulos ... steadicam operator (as Mihalis Tsimperopoulos)
Claudio Bolivar ... first assistant camera: "b" camera (uncredited)

Casting Department

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Eleftheria Dimitromanolaki ... extras casting
Filio Stefanopoulou ... extras casting assistant

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Angeliki Anaktoridou ... second assistant costume designer
Magda Kaloriti ... second assistant costume designer
Maria Karapouliou ... assistant costume designer
Maria Kokkini ... second assistant costume designer
Xanthi Kontou ... second assistant costume designer
Sofia Koutsoulieri ... second assistant costume designer
Maria Maggira ... second assistant costume designer
Katerina Theofanopoulou ... assistant costume designer
Antonia Tsougari ... second assistant costume designer

Music Department

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Kyriakos Gouventas ... musician: violin
Irontina ... singing
Andreas Katzigiannis ... musician: santoor
Dimitris Kroustalakis ... musician: accordion
Spyros Labrou ... choir master
Dimitris Makropodis ... musical instrument instructor
Manos Martinis ... musical instrument instructor
Babis Soukas ... musical instrument instructor
Stamatis Spanoudakis ... lyrics
Hristos Tsiamoulis ... musician: oud and tampura
Vasilis Tzortzinis ... teacher: oud

Script and Continuity Department

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Ellen Katsikeas ... script translator (as Eleni Katsikea)
Shira Levin ... script consultant
Elli Petridi ... script translator
Katerina Xyni ... script supervisor

Transportation Department

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Hafis Akur ... driver
Dimitris Bibis ... driver
Lambros Karageorgos ... driver
Giorgos Legakis ... driver
Tania Palaiologou ... driver
Panagiotis Petropoulos ... driver: second unit

Additional Crew

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Nikos Botidis ... martial arts instructor
Soula Bozi ... consultant: Turkish dialogues
Vasilis Dafnopatidis ... consultant: Turkish dialogues
Hara Deligianni ... dance consultant
Lefteris Drandakis ... dance consultant
Dimitris Haloulos ... assistant
Eirini Haralabidou ... consultant: Russian dialogues
Niki Katsantoni ... publicist
Despoina Kontargyri ... making-of
Maria Louka ... production assistant
Epameinondas Loukas ... etiquette advisor
Olda Mancisidor ... consultant: chiromancy
Giorgos Maratos ... naval advisor
Petros Markaris ... consultant: Turkish dialogues
Takis Papadimitriou ... titles and opticals
Ilia Papaspyrou ... publicist
Sakis Papathanasiou ... accountant
Dimitris Pavlou ... set translator
Hristina Pigaki ... legal advisor
Hristos Pilatakis ... insurer
Manolis Sakkadakis ... titles and opticals
Thodoris Thomadakis ... production assistant
Stella Trihaki ... consultant: Russian dialogues
Mary Tsouti ... choreographer
Giorgos Tsuladze ... consultant: Russian dialogues
Argyris Vavouris ... phototypesetting
Giannis Xinos ... production assistant
Antigoni Zoga ... production secretary
Alexander Voulgaris ... voice dubbing: Giorgos Bobolakis (uncredited)

Thanks

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Alekos Alavanos ... thanks
Melina Apostolaki ... thanks
Angeliki Arvanitis ... thanks (as Angeliki Arvaniti)
Katerina Beligianni ... thanks
Thanassis Christopoulos ... thanks
Nikos Doukas ... thanks
Manos Efstratiadis ... thanks
Dionysis Fotopoulos ... thanks
Mary Georgou ... thanks
Haris Giannakopoulos ... thanks
Alexis Grivas ... thanks
Sakis Hatzizamanis ... thanks
Periklis Hoursoglou ... thanks
Thanasis Kastaniotis ... thanks
Manos Krezias ... thanks
Lakis Lazopoulos ... thanks
Vangelis Loukissas ... thanks
Marilena Mamidaki ... thanks
Jenny Mastoraki ... thanks
Tasos Papandreou ... thanks
Nicos Perakis ... thanks
Hristina Pigaki ... thanks
Panayiotis Portokalakis ... thanks
Fenia Rougouni ... thanks
Vasilis Tzanidis ... thanks (as Dimitris Tzanidis)
Lena Vidani ... thanks
Costas Vrettakos ... thanks
Alkis Xanthakis ... thanks

Production Companies

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Distributors

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Special Effects

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Other Companies

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

In 1922, with the Greco-Turkish War and the Russia Civil War, the women from these countries find husband in the United States through correspondence with immigrants. The bride Eleni returns from the United States to Samothrace, Greece, since she has not adapted to the life in America. Her sister Niki Douka is assigned as her replacement and travels aboard the SS King Alexander to New York to marry the Greek immigrant Prodromos in Chicago. Nikki is a hard worker and works sewing along the trip for the passengers and crew. She becomes a leader of the brides and discovers the scheme of the crook Karabulat from Georgia with the Russian brides. She also falls in love with the American photographer Norman Harris from Detroit. But Nikki is committed with Prodromos and she knows the consequence with her family in Samothrace if she runs away with Norman. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Taglines It's not a punishment to remember someone you love. The punishment is to forget. See more »
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Also Known As
  • Νύφες (Greece)
  • Brides (United States)
  • Les mariées (France)
  • Brides (World-wide, English title)
  • Brides (Canada, English title)
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Runtime
  • 128 min
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Did You Know?

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Trivia The movie sold 700,000 tickets. It came in 1st out of 16 movies. See more »
Goofs The ship is sailing from Greece to the United States, at its end, across the Atlantic Ocean: throughout, character's on deck strolls (activities, suicide preparations! etc.) show no - strong, likely open sea evening very cold - wind movement (e.g. on characters' hair or whatever) throughout. See more »
Movie Connections Referenced in Oi magisses tou Amarousiou (1999). See more »
Soundtracks Klemmena filia See more »
Quotes Norman Harris: Where are you from?
Niki Douka: I am from a place I will never see again.
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