Serenity (1962)

Genres - Drama  |   Run Time - 90 min.  |   Countries - Greece  |  
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In this unusual Greek drama, the Greeks living in Ionia must leave their homes after Greece and Turkey sign new boundary agreements. The young wife of an elderly doctor decides to ignore the government's suggestion that she grow wheat and grapes and instead begins growing roses in the tradition of her husband's family. As the story progresses, certain scenes are replayed, especially the one in which the despondent doctor contemplates his ruined marriage and his influence over a group of Ionian immigrants. Because her husband is unhappy, the wife is also unhappy and destroys her beloved rose bushes. The film ends where it began.

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against-all-odds, border [geographic], doctor/nurse, family, flashback, flowers, gardener, government, Greece, homeland, husband, immigration, marital-problems, marriage, national, oppression, rose, treaty, wife