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Greece, 1654. A seriously wounded Janissary arrives at a cloister situated on a cliff, and the sisters take him in and care for him. Sister Anthi, one of those who tends him, falls in love ... See full summary »

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Vardis Marinakis
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Cast

Credited cast:
Sofia Georgovassili Sofia Georgovassili ... Anthi
Hristos Passalis ... The Janissary
Despina Bebedelli ... Igoumeni
Maria Panouria ... Pelagia
Despina Kourti Despina Kourti ... Areti
Evangelia Adreadaki ... Dorothea
Hakan Boyav Hakan Boyav ... Turkish Commander
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Margarita Dourvari Margarita Dourvari ... Nun
Dimitra Gliati Dimitra Gliati ... Nun
Anna Hatzihristou Anna Hatzihristou ... Nun
Tzortzina Kakoudaki Tzortzina Kakoudaki ... Nun (as Jo Kakoudaki)
Manolis Kariotakis Manolis Kariotakis ... Turkish Soldier
Nikol Kokkinou ... Nun
Christofer Macatsoris Christofer Macatsoris ... Turkish Soldier
Rania Oikonomidou Rania Oikonomidou
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Greece, 1654. A seriously wounded Janissary arrives at a cloister situated on a cliff, and the sisters take him in and care for him. Sister Anthi, one of those who tends him, falls in love with the soldier and eventually helps him escape. The central focus of the film does not come out of its historical context but is derived from the relationship between the two main characters and, above all, from the quest for freedom and identity for young Anthi. The initially silent sister, hiding a surprising secret, discovers heretofore unknown desires that lead her to a radically altered view of herself. Written by Karlovy Vary Int'l Film Festival

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Drama | Romance

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Country:

Greece

Language:

Turkish | Greek

Release Date:

11 February 2010 (Greece) See more »

Also Known As:

Black Field See more »

Filming Locations:

Nafplion, Greece See more »

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Budget:

€900,000 (estimated)
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Aspect Ratio:

2.20 : 1
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One of the best Greek Drama films ever!
9 March 2018 | by eudoxios75See all my reviews

I loved that movie! Excellent performances! Very beautiful set! An Oscar movie in my opinion! The story in about a Greek monastery during the period of the Ottoman occupation of Greece in 17th century and it is about the quirky relationship between a nun and a ganissar ( elite infantry soldier that formed the Ottoman Sultan's household troops and bodyguards . Ganissars first began as an elite corps of slaves made up of kidnapped young Christian boys from all the Balkans and were given the choice to convert to Islam, and became famed for internal cohesion cemented by strict discipline and order)

The location of the film is much challenging . The actors are great and the filmmakers succeed with minimal means to represent successfully the historical period. Remarkably, lyrical shots reveal the magnificence of nature and create a beautiful atmosphere. In "Black meadow" don't fit neither religions nor armies. Only rebellious souls returning to nature along with their wild instincts


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