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The 11th Day (2005)

"The 11th Day" chronicles the story of the men, women, and children of the Cretan civilian resistance movement and their relentless battle against Nazi occupation forces from 1941-1945.

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Christos Epperson
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Cast

Credited cast:
Chase Brandon Chase Brandon ... Himself - Interviewee
Patrick Leigh-Fermor Patrick Leigh-Fermor ... Himself - Interviewee
George Tzitzikas George Tzitzikas ... Himself - Interviewee
Andre Gerolymatos Andre Gerolymatos ... Himself - Interviewee
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Joanna Andr Joanna Andr ... Translator
David Ballou David Ballou ... English Solider
Shawn Dyer Shawn Dyer ... German Soldier
Chris Eddy Chris Eddy ... German officer / Resistance fighter
Rosario Eléna Rosario Eléna ... 'Reenactment' Young Ms.Ninolockis (as Rose Hernandez)
Ethan Ireland Ethan Ireland ... English soldier
Steven Orcino ... Greek Villager
Tyler Pawson Tyler Pawson ... Bill Stanley Moss
Jason Spence Jason Spence ... Leigh Fermor
Jack Stahl Jack Stahl ... German Officer
Matt Thompson Matt Thompson ... Young Douglas
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It's a film that Chase Brandon, a 30 year veteran operative of the CIA, has proclaimed "one of the greatest untold stories of World War II." "An extraordinary film," says U.S. Congressman Michael Bilirakis, who was so moved by the story that he hosted a special preview screening for fellow members of Congress in Washington D.C. It has been acquired for exhibition by America's national World War II museum, The National D-Day Museum in New Orleans, and beginning on September 9, the film will begin a worldwide tour of limited engagements in theaters across America, Europe, Australia, and New Zealand. And yet its subject is one most Americans have never heard of. "The 11th Day" chronicles the story of the men, women, and children of the Cretan civilian resistance movement and their relentless battle against Nazi occupation forces from 1941-1945-a battle which inspired Churchill to proclaim, "Until now, we knew that Greeks were fighting like heroes; from now on we shall say that the heroes... Written by Michael Epperson

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reenactment | crete | See All (2) »

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Out of a world at war, ancient legends would be reborn.

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Documentary | War

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Greek

Release Date:

9 September 2005 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Crete, Greece See more »

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Budget:

$510,000 (estimated)
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Archangel Films (II) See more »
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Color:

Color (Fujicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

The abduction of General Kreipe, masterminded by British Special Operations officer Patrick Leigh-Fermor, was the only successful kidnapping of a German general in all of World War 2. Fermor was the subject of Night Ambush (1957), and his participation in this film marks his first on-camera interview in over 50 years. See more »

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Historically accurate and realistic presentation. A very moving documentary about the Cretan Resistance in the Second World War.
6 August 2006 | by fourminutemile-1See all my reviews

The only documentary that has made any effort to record historically important aspects of how the Greeks of Crete resisted the German invasion and occupation during and after the Battle of Crete.

Key participants and contributors of that resistance from Crete, the UK, the USA as well as participants of the German invasion and occupation force talk about their experiences.

The dedication of the director to recreate history stands out. Some of the sequences were filmed in the exact same location as the original events. Original uniforms, weapons and artifacts were used to make each sequence as real and original as possible.

A very accurate and realistic presentation. For those with any appreciation/understanding of the Cretan Resistance during World War II a very moving recreation.


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