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Roza of Smyrna (2016)

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?


George Kordellas


Christina Lazaridi (screenplay), Christina Lazaridi | 1 more credit »
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Credited cast:
Tasos Nousias ... Dimitris
Lida Protopsalti ... Roza
Evgenia Dimitropoulou ... Marianna
Yilmaz Gruda Yilmaz Gruda ... Ismael
Youlika Skafida ... Rita
Cem Aksakal ... Omer
Haris Emmanouil ... Museum Director (as Haris Emmanouel Aggourakis)
Petros Lagoutis ... George
Kostas Kazanas Kostas Kazanas ... Kotoglou
Aysen Sümercan Aysen Sümercan ... Asli (as Sumercan Aysan)
Giannis Thomas Giannis Thomas ... Stelios
Peny Agorastou Peny Agorastou ... Exhibition Host
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ioannis Giaramazidis Ioannis Giaramazidis ... Waiter (as Yiannis Yiaramazidis)


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.

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1920s | greece | greek | hellas | hellenic | See All (45) »


Without baggage. Full of secrets.


Drama | Romance

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12 May 2017 | by atg_istariSee all my reviews

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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Release Date:

22 December 2016 (Greece) See more »

Also Known As:

I Roza tis Smyrnis See more »

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Athens, Greece See more »


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EUR900,000 (estimated)

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