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The Dust of Time (2008)

Trilogia II: I skoni tou hronou (original title)
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A, an American film director of Greek ancestry, is making a film that tells his story and the story of his parents. It is a tale that unfolds in Italy, Germany, Russia, Kazakhstan, Canada ... See full summary »

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Theodoros Angelopoulos, Tonino Guerra (story consultant) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Willem Dafoe ... A
Bruno Ganz ... Jacob
Michel Piccoli ... Spyros
Irène Jacob ... Eleni (as Irene Jacob)
Christiane Paul ... Helga
Kostas Apostolidis Kostas Apostolidis ... Secretary
Tiziana Pfiffner Tiziana Pfiffner ... Young Eleni
Alexandros Mylonas ... Man in the Train
Norman Mozzato Norman Mozzato ... Hotel Manager
Reni Pittaki Reni Pittaki ... Composer
Alessia Franchin ... A's Secretary (as Alessia Franchini)
Valentina Carnelutti ... Empfangschefin
Chantel Brathwaite Chantel Brathwaite ... Young Eleni's Friend
Herbert Meurer Herbert Meurer ... Doctor
Sviatoslav Yshakov Sviatoslav Yshakov ... Grandfather
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A, an American film director of Greek ancestry, is making a film that tells his story and the story of his parents. It is a tale that unfolds in Italy, Germany, Russia, Kazakhstan, Canada and the USA. The main character is Eleni, who is claimed and claims the absoluteness of love. At the same time the film is a long journey into the vast history and the events of the last fifty years that left their mark on the 20th century. The characters in the film move as though in a dream. The dust of time confuses memories. A searches for them and experiences them in the present. Written by Theo Angelopoulos

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Greece | Italy | Germany | Russia | France

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English | Russian | German | Greek

Release Date:

12 February 2009 (Greece) See more »

Also Known As:

La poussière du temps See more »

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Dolby Digital

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1.85 : 1
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This is the second film of Theodoros Angelopoulos' unfinished trilogy on modern Greece. See more »

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Follows Trilogy: The Weeping Meadow (2004) See more »

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Synopsis
7 November 2007 | by preisnerSee all my reviews

Through references to the Thebaid cycle the three films that make up TRILOGY follow the destiny of Hellenism as recorded in the relationship of two people who first meet as children in 1919 during the flight of the Greeks from Odessa only to lose each other and find each other again in different time periods in different parts of the world, living through the great historic events of the 20th century and the turn of the 21st.

The second film is entitled "THE DUST OF TIME" (THE THIRD WING) and unfolds in the former Soviet Union, the Austrian-Hungarian borders, Italy and New York between 1953 and 1974, from the eve of Stalin's death to Nixon's resignation in the United States and the fall of the Greek junta.

The third film is entitled RETURN and is set in present-day New York.


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