A murder in a remote village in northern Greece. The victim: A man who had recently returned home after spending years in Germany earning money to sustain his family. The suspects: The victim‘s wife and her lover. The investigation brings up different versions of the story. Thematically Angelopoulos‘ first feature film resembles Kurosawa‘s Rashomon and Bertolucci‘s La Commare Secca. But as in the American film-noir the filmmaker is rather interested in the social conditions leading to the crime than in the (pointless) search for the culprit.

Greece 1970
Regie: Théo Angelopoulos
110 min, 35mm, OmU

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