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The Beekeeper

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The Beekeeper

Release Date: August 21, 1987

Year    :   1987
Slogan    :   «»
Genres    :   Drama
Production Companies    :   MK2 Films, EPT, Theo Angelopoulos Films, International Cinema Company (ICC)
Director    :   Theo Angelopoulos
Producers    :   Theo Angelopoulos, Giuseppe Colombo, Enzo Rispoli, Nikos Angelopoulos, Aimilios Konitsiotis
Writers    :   Theo Angelopoulos, Tonino Guerra, Dimitris Nollas
RunTime    :   122 mins.

Feeling himself an outsider in contemporary Greece, a schoolteacher Spyros leaves his job and family to return to his hometown, where he intends to take up the occupation of his ancestors as a beekeeper. Over the course of his road trip he visits the sites and friends of his childhood, hoping to gather the pollen of his past, but instead meets and becomes obsessed with a young hitchhiker who represents the empty hedonism of the present.

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