Alexander the Great (1980) - Plot Summary Poster


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  • Based on some historical events, the film gives a romanticized biography of Theodoros Kolokotronis, a Greek historical hero serving as a metaphor for Greece herself. Based on a circular view of history, the film presents conflicting ideologies - primitive communism, anarchism, chiefdom or kingdom, personality cult - and shows the institutions of property and power in a bad light.


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  • A Greek bandit leads a group of British aristocrats to a mountain village where the peasants have overthrown the landowners and established a commune.

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