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The Lyricism of Violence

Greece 1971

A sergeant meets Evdokia, a prostitute, and marries her. The harsh light, the rocks, the barren landscape, and the strenuous military training on the one hand, sexuality and prohibition on the other. The environment has a negative effect on the young couple’s relationship and the sergeant will try to free himself of their bond. Linked in a common fate that governs their lives, the two lovers rebel against a social system which is more powerful than they are. In the end, they will be crushed, just like in ancient tragedy. The heroes of the film are living on the borderline of a surrealist world which is typically Greek and where absurdity constitutes an everyday element of reality. This is a key film on modern Greek society and one of the most important works of Greek cinema.

From tis site: Thessaloniki International Film Festival

Evdokia means “the expectance, the anticipation of something good”
Der Name Evdokia bedeutet “die Erwartung von etwas Gutem“