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Ena gelasto apogevma (1979)

| Drama | 1979 (Greece)
After a long decade of separation, a rising politician accompanies his ex-wife to the airport, thirsting for closure. As both fight with their inner demons, a suicide bomber threatens them. Will they find redemption this smiling afternoon?


Freddie Germanos (play), Freddie Germanos (screenplay) | 1 more credit »


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Nikos Kourkoulos Nikos Kourkoulos ... Dimitris Venieris
Betty Livanou Betty Livanou ... Eleni
Hristos Tsagas ... Commander
Orfeas Zahos Orfeas Zahos ... Bill the barman
Chryssoula Diavati ... Teacher
Vasilis Andreopoulos Vasilis Andreopoulos ... Genaral
Lazos Terzas Lazos Terzas
Mihalis Mosios Mihalis Mosios ... Priest
Vasilis Kolovos ... Terrorist
Eleni Filini Eleni Filini ... Varvara
Giorgos Mihalakopoulos
Dimitra Nomikou Dimitra Nomikou ... Dimitris' mother
Giorgos Oikonomou
Dimitris Zakinthinos
Panos Touliatos Panos Touliatos ... Policeman


A new politician, Dimitris Venieris, accompanies his former wife, Helen, at the airport, with whom he met after ten years of separation to settle the divorce. The delay of Helen's flight to London gives them the opportunity to sit in the bar, chat and remember the remarkable moments of their life: their acquaintance, one afternoon of 1960. During their stay at the airport, another story unfolds , focusing on a bomb placed in the runway. The effective mobilization of the security authorities is a way of neutralizing it, as well as the capture of the perpetrators, but one of their associates, disguised as a priest, threatens to blow up the waiting room, along with a large group of students. Written by Tony Montana

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1979 (Greece) See more »

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Smiling Afternoon See more »

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Athens, Greece See more »

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The movie was screened during 1979-1980 and sold 136,170 tickets. It came 4th out of 26 movies. See more »


Dimitris Venieris: Whats up Bill have you chocked it or not?
Bill the barman: It likes it
Dimitris Venieris: Did it tell you, I did it tell you, you have lots of dialogues with a bird do you?
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the struggle for democracy
11 June 2000 | by varkarisSee all my reviews

In a tortured climate,Kourkoulos portraits a brave man fighting for democracy in Greece during the dictatorship of 1967.Following the techniques of the film noire,Thomopoulos shoots in a slow pace illustrating the love of two young persons and pinpointing the problems in modern Greece with social perspectives.Espionage,terrorism and human interactivity construct the framework of this movie.

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