Kali Patritha, Syntrophe (1986)

Run Time - 85 min.  |   Countries - Greece  |  
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The tragedy of the displaced person, even when surrounded by compatriots in exile, cannot be denied in this interesting fictional accounting of a true situation. A bloody civil war was fought in Greece between 1945 and 1949 between Greek Communists/Socialists and their opponents who were backed by the Western powers. The leftists were defeated and forced to leave Greece by the thousands to live in sympathetic socialist countries. The Greek immigrants of Beloiannisz, a Hungarian village not far outside Budapest, are now faced with a real dilemma. Greece has changed, and they are able to return home once again. But can they leave their friends and new relatives behind them in Hungary? When and if they do, their homecoming will not be as joyous as it might have been three decades earlier.