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I epistrofi (2007) HD online
Language: English
Category: Movie / Drama
Original Title: I epistrofi
Director: Vasilis Douvlis
Writers: Vasilis Douvlis
Released: 2007
Duration: 1h 38min
Video type: Movie
A fatal love triangle. Ilias, already sixty years old, returns to his almost deserted village in Greece after thirty years of hard labor in the factories of Germany. He purchases a gas-station and a restaurant located on the main highway towards Ioannina and wishes to make a new start. He feels a stranger once more, only this time in his own country. Eleni, his wife, is twenty years younger, and still pretty. Even though she never fell in love with him, they married when she was very young, hoping that he will put her out of the poverty and the misery of the village.The perspective of being condemned to spend the rest of her life in this deserted village fills her with desperation. She simply wants to live her life, while there's still time. Petros is an Albanian illegal immigrant who arrives in Greece seeking for a better future. Ilias saves him from the authorities and hires him to work at his restaurant. An unusual father and son relationship emerges between them, whereas, at the ...
Credited cast:
Arto Apartian Arto Apartian - Ilias
Maria Skoula Maria Skoula - Eleni
Artur Luzi Artur Luzi - Petros
Alex Moukanos Alex Moukanos - Hristos (as Alexandros Moukanos)
Elissavet Nazlidou Elissavet Nazlidou - Georgia
Katerina Mavrogiorgi Katerina Mavrogiorgi - Alexandra
Giorgos Nakos Giorgos Nakos - Dinos
Pigmalion Dadakaridis Pigmalion Dadakaridis - Giorgos
Konstantinos Lagkos Konstantinos Lagkos - Young Ilias (as Konstadinos Laggos)
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Reviews: [1]

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    I was surprised by how much I responded to this film. A dramatic film that unfolds carefully, meticulously to examine themes of the diaspora, social alienation and being foreign at home. While it leans heavily on "The Postman Always Rings Twice" it steers clear from making judgements on the characters motives. Especially clever was the use of each of the three characters narratives to move the story along. The isolated but beautiful location is also stagnant. Nothing seems to happen, roads are quiet, seemingly going nowhere. A remarkable first feature from director Vasilis Douvlis.

    A Greek couple return from working 35 years in Germany to a somewhat quiet retirement in a small village, running a petrol station and tavern. They are both unhappy, so when the husband brings home a young, attractive illegal Albanian migrant, like a Greek tragedy, fate takes its' course.