Synopsis by Bhob Stewart
In this Greek-Swiss-Cypriot co-production, a retirement party is held for drab-aged Leonidas (Yorgos Michalakopoulos), usually garbed in gray outfits. His home-life is dominated by his champion-swimmer son Apostolos (Themis Himaras) and his wife Maro (Rania Economidou), who more or less takes Leonidas for granted. He travels alone during his annual trip to a Swiss spa, encountering an old friend, Alekos (Alekos Oudinotis), who now lives in Switzerland with his wife Christina (Irene Iglesi). After business prompts Alekos to make a sudden unexpected departure back to Bern, Leonidas and Christina begin a joyous affair. Returning home with this news, Leonidas gets a negative reaction from his family, with the exception of his sympathetic daughter Anastasia (Maria Kechagioglou), who is separated from her husband. Entranced, Leonidas goes back to Bern, hoping Christina will want to continue the affair. Shown at the 1997 Thessaloniki film Festival.
champion, domination [influence], extramarital-affair, family, friendship, party, redemption, retirement, son, swimming, wife