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The Cistern (2001)

Akrovates tou kipou (original title)
In 1974, a group of 11-year-old boys spend the last carefree summer of their childhood, unaware that the world of grown-ups, with its loves, passions, prejudices and curses, is about to ... See full summary »

Director:

Christos Dimas (as Hristos Dimas)

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Christos Dimas (novel) (as Hristos Dimas), Christos Dimas (screenplay) (as Hristos Dimas)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Giota Festa Giota Festa ... Koula
Themis Bazaka ... Eleni
Giorgos Marinos Giorgos Marinos ... Mihail
Michalis Evripiotis Michalis Evripiotis ... Aaron
Hristos Nomikos ... Vangelis
Vana Rambota Vana Rambota ... Rodoula
Athina Pappa Athina Pappa ... Aunt Soso
Ersi Malikenzou Ersi Malikenzou ... Anastasia
Paris Koutsaftis Paris Koutsaftis ... Sotiris
Giorgos Souxes ... Periklis
Nena Menti ... Eftyhia
Minas Hatzisavvas ... Pentelas
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Charis Kostopoulos Charis Kostopoulos ... Lalas
Dimitris Koutrouvideas Dimitris Koutrouvideas ... Gabriel
Dimitris Koutsiabasakos Dimitris Koutsiabasakos ... Kostas
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In 1974, a group of 11-year-old boys spend the last carefree summer of their childhood, unaware that the world of grown-ups, with its loves, passions, prejudices and curses, is about to seal their fate. Aaron, Stelios, Sakis, Galanos and Verios, "the acrobats", are best friends. School has closed for the summer holidays and the children spend their time playing games, running errands, and riding their bikes. Life is a game, into which they channel all their physical energy and imagination. They practice their diving abilities in a big cistern. It is a game through which their special talents and competitive spirit unfold. One is good at balancing acts, another at diving and another at somersaults. It is in this neighborhood that Aaron will spend the most important summer of his life: a rite of passage from childhood to adolescence, a time for learning about love, jealousy and friendship. Written by troye

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Country:

Greece

Language:

Greek

Release Date:

8 November 2002 (Greece) See more »

Also Known As:

The Cistern See more »

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A fulfilling experience where magic and harsh reality unite!
10 January 2004 | by MissPiggyGRSee all my reviews

A thoroughly enjoyable film which at times becomes quite dark, but the balance is cleverly restored with humorous scenes. It offers an interesting insight into Greek culture yet makes itself appealing to an international audience!


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