The Flower of the Lake (1999)

O anthos tis limnis (original title)
Kastoria, a region in Western Macedonia at the turn of the century. Greeks, Turks, Jews and other nationalities live together under the rule of the Ottoman empire, amid the despair, the ... See full summary »


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Lakis Komninos ... Apostolis Dimitsas
Giannis Kasdaglis Giannis Kasdaglis ... Grandfather
Vangelis Mourikis ... Geurilla
Evri Sophroniadou Evri Sophroniadou ... Marigi
Katerina Moutsatsou ... Eleni
Yannis Ioannou Yannis Ioannou
Katerina Ioannou Katerina Ioannou
Akis Mahairas Akis Mahairas ... Hristos Dsmitsas
Mihalis Giannatos ... Hasan
Giorgos Souxes ... Joseph
Evdokia Statiri Evdokia Statiri
Vaso Zindrou Vaso Zindrou
Apostolis Kiosses Apostolis Kiosses
Vasilis Kamitsis Vasilis Kamitsis ... Nikolas
Giannis Eleftheros Giannis Eleftheros


Kastoria, a region in Western Macedonia at the turn of the century. Greeks, Turks, Jews and other nationalities live together under the rule of the Ottoman empire, amid the despair, the uncertainty and the confusion brought about by the 1897 war between Greece and Tyrkey. It is under these conditions that a family of fisherman in the Kastoria lakeside district tries to make a living. A fisherman, his wife, the grandfather, and their five children. The daughter works for a furrier, the youngest goes to Greek school, while the older son Christos, helps his father with the fishing. The flower that rises from the lake is personified by the film's main hero, Christos. Every morning when the sky and the waters of the lake become one in the mist, Christos casts his nets. These are the hours when birds, fish and men struggle to earn a living. Christos seemingly calm life is shattered when he meets a wounded guerilla who has been abandoned by his comrades. Despite the fact that the ... Written by Anonymous

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A trip to the unknown becomes the song of freedom.








Greek | Turkish

Release Date:

14 April 2000 (Greece) See more »

Also Known As:

The Flower of the Lake See more »

Filming Locations:

Kastoria, Greece

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby SR



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


O anthos tis limnis
Composed by Hristos Tsiamoulis
Performed by Lizeta Kalimeri
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