Erebos (1988)

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In ancient Greek mythology, Erebos was a region of the afterlife, a county in Hades. Unlike the rest of that region, it was a place of intense suffering and anguish. In this drama, Manos (Dimitri Poulikakos), a Greek tailor living in Germany, has pinned all his hopes onto saving enough money to open some sort of tourist attraction in Crete, a popular Greek resort island. To do so, he has suffered disdain (and worse) from his German customers and the authorities, has worked a gruelling schedule himself, and has kept his family hard at work also. His daughter, tired of all this relentless work for a goal she does not share, takes up with a German man, and does what she can to undermine his efforts. When he discovers this betrayal, he is deeply hurt, and sells his business for less than he would have otherwise gotten in order to have a chance at his old dream. Alas, fate has other plans in store.