During the volatile 1987 Aegean crisis, a collector sets out to the memory-ridden coast of Asia Minor and unearths a haunting mystery dating back to the Great Fire of Smyrna. Can a blood sacrifice appease decades of pain and suffering?
The enigmatic old woman Rosa from Izmir and the powerful Ismael live for decades with the weight of a well-kept secret. An avid collector of Greek objects in Asia Minor, Dimitris, prepares an exhibition in a renowned museum in Athens on Culture of Nationalities who cohabited in Izmir before the genocide. In a trip to Izmir with the curator of the museum and his girlfriend Rita, he accidentally finds in a small antique shop a Greek wedding dress that is stained with blood. An old photograph, a wedding dress soiled with blood and a letter, become the reason to retract their story from the past.
In general a moderate film. It has historical and humanitarian interest, and it is a beautiful story. Unfortunately, the dialog was very very very bad. It was meretricious, unnatural and did not add almost anything to the movie. I struggled in the first half of the movie, but thank God it got better, at least in terms of dialog. It was full of proverbs and sayings. I guess it is worth seeing if you are a middle aged lady that likes the usual drama.
PS: I was enchanted by the Turkish nurse at the end of the movie
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