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Well Kept Secrets - Athanassia (2008)

Kala krymmena mystika, Athanasia (original title)
ATHANASIA A young American woman returns to her Greek roots in search of her real father. Accompanied by her stepfather, she shatters the very myths designed to protect her. She uncovers an... See full summary »


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Credited cast:
R.H. Thomson ... Manuel
Stavroula Logothettis Stavroula Logothettis ... Athanasia (2007)
Marina Kalogirou ... Athanasia (1970)
Yorgos Karamihos ... Hristos (as Giorgos Karamihos)
Vangelis Mourikis ... Mihalis
Marina Koem Marina Koem ... Angela
Angeliki Papoulia ... Georgia (as Aggeliki Papoulia)
Athina Tsilyra Athina Tsilyra ... Argyro
Victoria Francese Victoria Francese ... Christina
Darren Kendrick ... Timothy
Anthoula Katsimatides ... Sarah
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Efthymis Asimakopoulos Efthymis Asimakopoulos ... Receptionist
Nektarios Diakogiannis Nektarios Diakogiannis
Petros Diakovasilis Petros Diakovasilis ... Musician
Stelios Foteinis Stelios Foteinis


ATHANASIA A young American woman returns to her Greek roots in search of her real father. Accompanied by her stepfather, she shatters the very myths designed to protect her. She uncovers an unlikely relationship between those who raised her, a globe-trotting photojournalist and Athanasia. Athanasia, a girl with no right in life. A choice of nature, but not of her community. Angela finds her father and discovers her mother. Written by Anonymous

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Drama | Romance




Greece | USA | Belgium | Canada


Greek | English

Release Date:

4 December 2008 (Greece) See more »

Also Known As:

Athanasia, des secrets bien gardés See more »

Filming Locations:

New York, USA See more »


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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital


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Did You Know?


Ena paidiko foustani
Composed by Yorgos Andreou
Lyrics by Odysseas Ioannou
Performed by Eleni Tsaligopoulou
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There's a story
26 April 2009 | by kosmaspSee all my reviews

Movies that play with a mystery or a secret, that is really going to affect everyone involved have a heavy burden (pun intended). And while the overall story might deserve the "7 out of 10" rating it currently has here on IMDb, there are a few factors, that unfortunately pull the movie down.

One of the biggest being the actors. Well some of them. While the movie has special drive and has real emotion, when we see the flashbacks, it crumbles or even comes to a full stop, when we see the "present". The flashbacks might have the same (slow) pace as the present, but you really feel what the characters are going through. The present (especially the main actress of the present storyline) does not give you emotion. Even at the end, it feels "fake" and takes away any impact the main (past) storyline could have had on you.

It's a real shame, but as beautiful as the (present) main actress is, she is not convincing. Even the older actors (in the present) get robbed of some of their emotions, because they have to speak in English, which clearly is not their first language. The story in the past reminds me of many great Greek tragedies and movies, therefor I liked it. But I have to judge the movie as a whole package and it can't quite make the cut ...

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