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A prostitute (Evdokia) meets a sergeant (Yorgos). They fall in love and get married after a short love affair. Her profession, however, is a barrier for their relationship. They try to stay together and overcome their inner conflicts, but the social environment crushes them.


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Sun May 04, 2014 7:40 am
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Will watch it this time, promise.

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Sun May 04, 2014 7:41 am
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My internet speaks to me, sometimes. This time it says:

you have snatched this

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Sun May 04, 2014 7:56 am
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the best feeling in the world


Sun May 04, 2014 7:57 am
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are these not organized around viewing/discussion dates anymore? do the students just wander to and from the zoo or museum by their whims? my mommy won't sign that permission slip :(


Sun May 04, 2014 9:01 am
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Hey, I have this already

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Rogue student here. May watch.

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so in

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are these not organized around viewing/discussion dates anymore? do the students just wander to and from the zoo or museum by their whims? my mommy won't sign that permission slip :(


although yes when's our date

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i don't understand the need to coordinate...


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Yeah, fuck the system.

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this looks great, unlike that Bandy film. will try to squeeze in.


Mon May 05, 2014 6:44 am
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Bandy's was my favorite so far.

And I'm in, of course.

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I must've murdered MrCarmady's mother

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That Bandy Film™

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I was just being a cock for no reason, obviously.


Wed May 07, 2014 3:02 am
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I'll probably watch this tomorrow.


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I quite liked this. The performances carried a lot of energy, which paired well with the dynamic editing and camera work. When the tone shifted from one scene to the next the aesthetic was right there with it. From a drunken stupor to a rigid military exercise to the reckless abandon of young love, it all flowed and adapted with ease.

The quieter moments are made memorable by gorgeous use of deep focus, with natural lighting and vibrant colours. The most thematic of these wide compositions are returned to later on to great effect. It’s a classic tale told simply, but manages to achieve moments of genuine emotion and visceral drama. This is aided by a restrained yet powerful score, which creeps into scenes, bubbling up the intensity whenever it is needed.

Also, he must have a very strong jaw.


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I'll watch this tonight.

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Mon May 12, 2014 2:48 am
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This is the first week I haven't really had much time so I'll watch it soon!

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From a technical standpoint this is pretty fucking cool. Damianos has an assured style where almost every shot feels meticulously composed and framed creating an absolute gorgeous movie. Some of this is best displayed with the Sgt. and Evodkia's excursions into the forest earlier in the film. The story is alright. I was enjoying it at first due to Damianos' eye for shooting but the relationship of the two characters and the imposing societal limitations they deal with just wasn't enough to sustain my interest for the full runtime (and the introduction of the jealous man didn't add too much). Overall I'd say I enjoyed it but I think if it was more concise it'd be a much better film.

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Also, he must have a very strong jaw.


Yeesh. That part made me cringe.

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watching now

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This was not great, but it was interesting. It starts out on this tenor of shrillness that it only gradually eases into - by the end some of the hysteria seems appropriate, the emotional (and physical) violence is shocking and disquieting. But for the bulk of it I had no idea what was going on or why I was being asked to care. Stylistically it is always stimulating, though, oscillating between a kind of grimy, grey-blue realism and a heavily aestheticized melange of pinks, blues and oranges.

What I found most interesting was the film's focus on dance. These were the most interesting and energising passages - the zeibekiko at the beginning, Evdokia's dance with her mother(-in-law?) - but what was most fascinating was how the characters parlayed their own, non-musical interactions into forms of choreography, ie. the soldiers' drill routines, the brutal beating at the end and Evdokia's self-destruction, the swing scene and, perhaps most notably, the lovemaking/fight on the beach (which was my favourite scene probably).

There's a lot of good here but it doesn't seem connected or meaningful, necessarily. Interesting watch though.

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Who does the next one?

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I'm probably still going to watch this at some point

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I'm happy to grab #6 as I did last time if no one else watches and discusses, I have some ideas

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OK, I really liked this and wanted to write something more profound, but it's more important to get something up, so. Agree with snapper about the use of/allusions to dance. (Soldiers doing dressage, ha!) The music and rhythms and choreographed action are what make this work for me. Especially since the dialogue (bad subtitles?) is so cryptic at points that we're forced to watch for clues in their movements, like interpretive dance. Still, the story comes through, and it's all enjoyable, anyway. The way he filmed some things (including the most terrible) from far away reminded me of Jancsó, while the frenzy of the close-up shots is very early-Parajanov. And, speaking of frenzy, Maria Vassiliou is pure emotional energy, swinging from despair to euphoria and back again.

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the baaaaaaaad post-dubbing really distracted me at points, lol

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bad dubbing warms my heart


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When the tone shifted from one scene to the next the aesthetic was right there with it. From a drunken stupor to a rigid military exercise to the reckless abandon of young love, it all flowed and adapted with ease.

Yes! I liked how the characters reflect this tone, too. The moments of formal rigor, which recall Theo Angelopoulos in both AR and colours (perhaps? no?) seem a reflection of the sergeant and his military discipline. The film's lighter, more musical sequences, on the other hand, embody Evdokia's youthful abandon and joie de vivre. As a character, she reminded me a lot of Fellini's Cabiria: sprightly, innocent despite her trade, and perhaps too quick to place trust in people.

I also enjoyed how the camera tends often to intrude on the characters and their intimacy, of course representing the social pressure put upon them from all angles. Theirs is a private affair, but they are never really alone: that one scene where they are surrounded on the beach (?) is a good reflection of this, with that intimidating circle of strangers. Like the barren landscape upon which few few green things grow, their love is trampled and withered before it has even truly sprouted.

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