Artikelnummer 5290

1922 (1978) * with switchable English subtitles *

Nikos Koundouros Writers: Stratis Karras (screenplay), Nikos Koundouros (screenplay) | 1 more credit » Stars: Antigoni Amanitou, Zaharias Rohas, Nikos Kapios

As a result of the fall of the Ottoman Empire at the end of WWI and the consolidation of its core into what will become modern day Turkey, Greece has been defeated in the Greco-Turkish War of 1919 - 1922 and over 2,000,000 Greeks who have lived in Asia Minor since time immemorial are to be expelled from the new Turkish state. While the Greek Army pulls out of western Turkey, the Turkish Army rounds up the remaining Greek civilians and either kills them or sends them on forced marches, expelling them from the region, as agreed upon in a treaty concluded between the two countries. The film is based on the autobiographical novel by Greek novelist Elias Venezis (a pseudonym for his real name, Elias Mellos) entitled “Number 31328”, where he describes his experiences during his 14-month stay in a hard-labor concentration camp. The number in the novel’s title references the number he was assigned as a prisoner. The film details the personal tragedies of three different characters: a wife’s merchant, a professor and a 17-year-old adolescent.

DVD-R is in Greek with switchable English subtitles.  Approx. 129 mins. See film sample for audio and video quality!

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