Inspired by historical events, CLIFFS OF FREEDOM is a timeless and romantic story of bravery and faith between a Greek village girl and a Turkish Ottoman Colonel during the dawn of the Greek War for Independence.


Van Ling


Van Ling (screenplay by), Marianne Metropoulos (screenplay by) | 2 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Tania Raymonde ... Anna Christina
Jan Uddin ... Tariq
Raza Jaffrey ... Sunal Demir
Patti LuPone ... Yia-Yia
Christopher Plummer ... Thanasi
Kevin Corrigan ... Stavros Valvianos
Billy Zane ... Christo
Dino Kelly ... Vangeli
Jamie Ward ... Demetri (as Jamie Christian-Ward)
Simon Kassianides ... Gregory
Costas Mandylor ... Constantine
Ruth Gemmell ... Varvara Vakrinos
Raquel Cassidy ... Christina Vakrinos
Ivan Kaye ... Ghazi Khalif
Carlo Rota ... Mustapha Bey


In 1821, during the first year of the Greek War for Independence and the rebellion against the Ottoman Empire, the twenty-year-old Greek woman, Anna-Christina, falls for the conflicted Turkish officer, Colonel Tariq, who is having second thoughts about his compatriots' brutal approach to governing. However, Tariq and Anna's fledgeling romance is bound to bring suffering not only to her family but also her community. As a result, bent on retaliating, Christina summons up the courage to take part in the Revolution, and, unintentionally, she becomes a local symbol of the ever-growing Greek resistance movement, inspiring her fellow brothers and sisters-in-arms to take action. But, sooner or later, Christina will have to face her long-buried feelings for the man who still cares for her; a pivotal moment that will lead to tragic results. Written by Nick Riganas

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Every Revolution Begins in the Heart



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Rated R for bloody violence | See all certifications »

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Faye Dunaway was the original casting announced for the role eventually played by Patti Lu Pone. See more »


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User Reviews

Freedom or death is the true theme of this movie.
7 March 2019 | by arnakiSee all my reviews

I went to see Cliffs of Freedom Film with my husband. We truly enjoyed it. It does a good job at paying homage to our modern Greek history. While the main characters are fictional, they are supported by historical characters.

The story takes place during an actual historical event, the Battle of Valtetsi, and gives references to others that we, as Greeks know of very well, like the beloved Souliotises & the Filiki Etairia.

Anna Christina becomes the Greek heroine that we want & expect her to be. The real theme that came across to us was "freedom or death". The romance helps to create emotional conflict, and is not the typical Hollywood romance, but rather respects the integrity of the time period it is from.

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Release Date:

22 March 2019 (Ireland) See more »

Also Known As:

Cliffs of Freedom See more »

Filming Locations:

Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA See more »


Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$16,350, 3 March 2019

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby Atmos



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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