SYNOPSIS

Five friends (representatives of the Fifties generation) now in their forties, get together after many years of silence.

One shows up from jail, where he has been entering and exiting for years, the other comes from a series of “accidental” murders, another leaves his wife and kids, the fourth one is a wonderer, and the last one, the girl of the gang, comes from a lunatic asylum where she has been hiding for years…
All of them are outcasts, tortured from barren love affairs, wounded from the deaths of their beloved friends and betrayed by the politics of their times.

They hopelessly try to reconstruct the gang of their puberty, but the revolution is lost… Now, each in his own way, will progress into a journey of death, thus opening a new chapter in the history of their generation.

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AWARDS

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Best Film Direction
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Best Acting (Christos Valavanidis)
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Best Sound (Marinos Athanasopoulos)
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Best Editing
(Andreas Andreadakis)
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Athens Film Critics Association
Best Picture Award

CREDITS

Directed by: Nikos Nikolaidis
Written by: Nikos Nikolaidis
Produced by: Nikos Nikolaidis
Executive Producer: Marie-Louise Bartholomew
Cast: Alkis Panayotidis, Konstantinos Tzoumas, Rita Bensousan, Christos Valavanidis, Olia Lazaridou

Dimitris Politimos, Dora Kalogridi, Gioula Kazoni, Maritina Passari, Antigoni Amanitou, Youla Anagnostou

Cinematography: Stavros Hassapis
Editing: Andreas Andreadakis
Sound: Marinos Athanassopoulos
Production design: Marie-Louise Bartholomew
Sets-Costumes: Marie-Louise Bartholomew
Assistant directors: Despoina Karvella, Maria Nikolakopoulou
Camera assistant: Takis Zervoulakos
Dubbing-Mixing: Thanassis Georgiades

Music Supervisor: Aris Bellis
Music: Jerry Lee Lewis, Bo Diddley, Julie London, Bill Haley, Little Richard, Sarah Vaughan, Platters, Brenda Lee,
Roy Orbison, Nat King Cole, Connie Francis, Everly Brothers
Image/Sound lab: Cinemagic Studios

Runtime: 110 min
Language: Greek (with subtitles)
Color: Color
Printed film format: 35mm
Sound Mix: Mono
Αthens, Greece, 1979
Subtitles: English

THE DIRECTOR’S COMMENT

«The film’s release in Greece was banned during a Right Wing political regime, because Communist film critics used the terms: “A requiem for revolutionaries” and “A dangerous film” to describe the movie.

After the ban, the Communists attacked the government accusing it of censorship. Then, the government allowed its viewing.
What do you make of that?»

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REVIEWS

Β. Ραφαηλιδης

Κ.Παρλας

B Aσιμοβιτς

Μ. Δημοπουλος

Σαλονικιος σκηνοθετης

Ρ. Σωκου

Κ.Σταματιου

Κ. Μποντζου

Γ. Μπακογιαννοπουλος

Α. Μοσχοβακης

Χ. Χριστοδουλου

Ι. Νταιφας

Φ.Bασιλακακη

Σ. Aλεξανδροπουλου

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