The film is set entirely in Greece between 1919 and 1949. It begins with the entry of the Red Army into Odessa and the flight of the Greek community there and ends in 1949 with the end of the Greek civil war.

Original Title Eleni
German Title Eleni - Die Erde weint
French Title Eleni
Other Titles Eleni
Directed by Theo Angelopoulos
Country Greece
Available Formats 35mm
Screenplay Theo Angelopoulos, Tonino Guerra, Petros Markaris, Giorgio Silvagni
Film Editing Giorgos Triandafyllou
Soundtrack Eleni Karaindrou
Cinematography Andreas Sinanos
Sound Bernard Leroux
Décors Costas Dimitriadis, Giorgos Patsas
Costumes Ioulia Stavridou
Production Theo Angelopoulos
Runtime 169 Min.
Language Griechisch/d/f
Alexandra Aidini Eleni
Nikos Poursanidis Alexis
Giorgos Armenis Nikos
Vasilis Kolovos Spiros
Eva Kotamanidou Kassandra
Toula Stathopoulou Frau im Cafeneion
Thalia Argyriou Danai
Mihalis Giannatos Zisis
Grigoris Evangelatos prof

"Ein reifes Zeugnis von Angelopoulos’ Kunst - von einem Zauber, der die Augen übergehen und das Herz höher schlagen lässt."
Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung

"ELENI überwältigt mit einer Fülle unauslöschlicher Bilder, die unseren im Laufe eines Lebens angehäuften Schutzwall aus Zynismus und Ironie gegen grosse Gefühle und grosse Symbole schlichtweg hinwegschwemmt."
Die Welt


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