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The Wheel (1964)

I roda (original title)
Bouncing up and down on the scorching black tarmac, a seemingly ordinary wheel zooms off in the bright summer day, meandering through colourful, mid-1960s Athens. For once, in this concrete urban maze, what it's like to be free?




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Vangelis Kazan ... Man working out
Dimitris Papanikolaou Dimitris Papanikolaou
Hristos Tsagas
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Under the eternal Athenian sky, amid the city's busy inhabitants, a seemingly ordinary wheel manages, somehow, to break free of the front axle's tight grasp. With its newly found liberty, the runaway car wheel zooms off in the bright summer day, happily bouncing up and down on the scorching black tarmac. But, now that the small-scale rebellion has begun, there's no turning back--and as the merry wheel meanders through colourful, mid-1960s Athens--the delicate and fleeting illusion of freedom can only mean one thing: nothing is certain but death and taxes. For once, in this concrete urban maze, what it's like to be free? Written by Nick Riganas

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"Starring: a wheel"
21 April 2020 | by nefeli9See all my reviews

A wheel breaks free and wanders around the Athenian urban landscape in the 60s. With it we see from a distance the ordinary life of the people of Athens, their oddities, their habits and their neurotic way of living. A quite unusual narrative for a Greek 60's film, this was a humorus depiction of the fast urbanization of the Greek cityscape and its effects on people. Something along the lines of "in the future everyone will have a fridge in their home" adds a sweet note of nostalgia. The music was very good too.

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6 April 2020 (Greece) See more »

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