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A Place Called Home (2013)

To dentro kai i kounia (original title)
Coming home to make amends with her estranged father, Eleni finds herself confronted with an unexpected kinship.

Director:

Maria Douza

Writers:

Helen Atsikbasis (idea), Maria Douza
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8 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Mirto Alikaki ... Eleni
Mirjana Karanovic ... Nina
Ilias Logothetis ... Kyriakos
Nikos Orphanos ... Markos
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
John Bicknell John Bicknell ... Harry
Veronika Bielica Veronika Bielica ... Miss Todorovic
Periklis Hoursoglou Periklis Hoursoglou ... Town Councillor
Thomas Jansen ... Medical Student
Eleni Kouletsi Eleni Kouletsi ... Mira
Melina Lialiou Melina Lialiou ... Young Eleni
Alexandros Logothetis Alexandros Logothetis ... Young Kyriakos (voice)
Iris Mitta Iris Mitta ... Anna
Peter Olevbov Peter Olevbov ... Medical Student
Gennadios Patsis ... Stefan
Giorgos Souxes ... Iordanis
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Storyline

Coming home to make amends with her estranged father, Eleni finds herself confronted with an unexpected kinship.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

home | migration | fiction | See All (3) »

Taglines:

You have to step back, to see the big picture

Genres:

Drama | Family | History

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Details

Official Sites:

Official Facebook | Official site

Country:

Greece | Serbia

Language:

Greek

Release Date:

6 February 2014 (Greece) See more »

Also Known As:

A Place Called Home See more »

Filming Locations:

Attica, Greece See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

€500,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color (HD)| Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Enjoyed the story and its evolution
26 June 2014 | by blissfilmSee all my reviews

I saw this film at the San Francisco Greek Film Festival (where it won first prize). I really enjoyed the evolution of the story as played out through the scenes and through the lives of these people. There were no sort of "pre-told" relationships; we found out through the script what was going on between each of these people as it naturally evolved through the story. It made me think about what "home" is, and played against the memories we have about home -- and the challenges to that idea as we grow and experience more of life. There is also a kind of hidden history here about the Balkans and Greece in particular; the film takes you into how history has shaped the lives of people in a country through their experiences, and especially how human beings make individual decisions to either defy the brokenness of that history or to mend it. Very scenic as well.


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