Topio Stin Omichli

Greece

Synopsis

Two children, Alexander and Voula, run away from home one evening and take the train to Germany in the hope of finding their father. They have never met him or seen him, but their mother has told them that he lives there. The children's travels — the journey, the encounters, the disappointments and hopes — become their introduction to the real world with its good and its bad, its truth and its deceit, its love and death. It is a voyage of initiation ...

Director's Biography

Theo Angelopoulos studied Law at the University of Athens and then attended the I.D.H.E.C. film school in Paris. From 1964 to 1967 he was film critic for the Athens daily "Allagi". He made his first film FORMIX STORY in 1965.

Filmography:
1965 FORMIX STORY
1968 BROADCAST, short
1970 RECONSTRUCTION
1972 DAYS OF '36
1975 THE TRAVELLING PLAYERS
1977 THE HUNTERS
1980 MEGALEXANDROS
1982 ATHENS, doc.
1984 VOYAGE TO CYTHERA
1986 THE BEE KEEPER
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Cast & Crew

Directed by: Theo Angelopoulos

Written by: Theo Angelopoulos, Tonino Guerra, Thanassis Valtinos

Cinematography: Giorgos Arvanitis

Main Cast: Tania Palaiologou (Voula), Stratos Tzortzoglou (Orestis), Michalis Zeke (Alexandros)

Nominations and Awards

  • European Film 1989
  • European Director 1989
  • European Screenwriter 1989
  • European Cinematographer 1989