The Cistern

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The Cistern

based on novel or book coming of age

The Cistern

Release Date: November 10, 2001

Year    :   2001
Slogan    :   «»
Genres    :   Drama
Production Companies    :   FilmNet, Greek Film Centre, Bad Movies
Director    :   Christos Dimas
Producers    :   
Writers    :   Christos Dimas, Christos Dimas
RunTime    :   110 mins.

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.


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