Return (1965)

Epistrofi (original title)
A loving couple plans to get married, however, the declaration of WWII on 28 October 1940 would force the poor bride into prostitution, and the groom missing in action.


Erricos Andreou
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Cast overview:
Alekos Alexandrakis Alekos Alexandrakis ... Dimitris Valentis
Elli Fotiou Elli Fotiou ... Anna Kalidi
Mema Stathopoulou Mema Stathopoulou ... Efi
Labros Konstadaras Labros Konstadaras ... Petros Valentis
Giorgos Bartis ... Man in Cairo
Toula Drakou ... Singer at bar
Kostas Papahristos Kostas Papahristos ... Major Delifotis
Mary Metaxa Mary Metaxa ... Eleni
Giorgos Nezos ... Stamatis
Nikos Thiveos Nikos Thiveos ... Thanassis
R. Vagiannopoulou R. Vagiannopoulou ... Old prostitute


Twenty years have passed since his last visit to his old neighbourhood, and the accomplished shipowner Dimitris Valentis, in a nostalgic mood, takes a stroll down memory lane, right in front of the tavern where he and his sweetheart Anna vowed to never be parted. It was just before the declaration of WWII, on 28 October 1940, when the two young lovers were planning to marry and have a full life together, fragile dreams that were condemned to never come true, as Dimitris' forcible conscription into the Royal Air Force would leave poor Anna standing all alone in front of the church. In the dark years that followed, proud, yet, impoverished Anna would be forced into an unbearable life of extreme hunger and fear, with a child and desperate from the news of her beloved's death, amidst the German occupation in Athens. Eventually, with not much room left for pride, Anna would reluctantly follow her friend's example and become a prostitute just to survive, unbeknownst to her that Dimitris, ... Written by Nick Riganas

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A Shocking and Dramatic Masterpiece!


Drama | Romance







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September 1965 (Greece) See more »

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Efi: It is a horrible way to die of hunger... Life is beautiful, even the one I lead and regardless of what you may think, it is a life after all...
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