Synopsis by Eleanor Mannikka
At the end of the 19th century, some bandits living in the mountains kidnap the scion of a wealthy family and as they wait for the ransom to be paid, the young man slowly comes to realize that the so-called bandits are not common thieves. Their ideals and ways of living do not fit in with the foreign customs that were being adopted in Athens at the time, nor do they want to serve a police force or an army that they do not like at all. But the leader of this group of outlaws does not consider their stance to be viable indefinitely, and he gives up to join the Greek army and fight the Turks. The poignancy of his admitting a moral defeat is not lost on the young man, who now finds his own life affected by the views of his captors.
kidnapping, outlaw [Western], ransom