The Island of Silence

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The Island of Silence

The Island of Silence

Release Date: August 14, 1958

Year    :   1958
Slogan    :   «»
Genres    :   Drama, Documentary
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Director    :   Lila Kourkoulakou
Producers    :   
Writers    :   Vangelis Hatzigiannis
RunTime    :   65 mins.

"700 meters far from humans, and million meters far from humanity…" The study of the life of the lepers of Spinalonga with a dedication and affection that brighten the neo-realistic and documentaristic framework and style of the film. Plot: We watch romantic and emotional adventures, ideological and sentimental conflicts featuring the patients, doctors and several locals. The doctor Stathis Chtenas (Giorgos Kampanellis) is disappointed at the situation on the island and confesses to the teacher (Orestis Markris) that he wants to leave soon. Their life changes with the arrival of a young volunteer doctor, Angela (Nina Sgouridou), whose dynamic presence transforms life on the island. Stathis and Angela become a couple and make everything to improve life at Spinalonga. However, on the occasion of young Sifis’s (Tzannis Kourkoulakos) “escape” from the island, Stathis’s attitude changes.




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