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The Idlers of the Fertile Valley (1978)

Oi tembelides tis eforis koiladas (original title)
A father moves with his three sons and their beautiful, hard working servant in a big, old house in the countryside, where a weird drowsiness seems to occupy the four men. Will it be possible for one of them to break free?
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Cast overview:
Olga Karlatos Olga Karlatos ... Sofia (as Olga Karlatou)
George Dialegmenos George Dialegmenos ... Sakis
Dimitris Poulikakos ... Nikos
Nikitas Tsakiroglou Nikitas Tsakiroglou ... Giannis
Vasilis Diamantopoulos ... Father
Kostas Sfikas Kostas Sfikas ... Man with dog
Ivi Mavridi Ivi Mavridi ... Mary
Thanassis Koniaris Thanassis Koniaris
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A father moves with his three sons and their beautiful, hard working servant in a big, old house in the countryside, where a weird drowsiness seems to occupy the four men. Will it be possible for one of them to break free?

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Country:

Greece

Language:

Greek

Release Date:

October 1978 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Leniuchy z zyznej doliny See more »

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Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

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1.85 : 1
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Winner of the "Golden Leopard" award on the Locarno Film Festival at 1978. See more »

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Symphony No. 1
Written by Gustav Mahler
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An allegoric film on the bourgeois.
3 July 2000 | by gropiusSee all my reviews

An allegoric film on the bourgeois. A father and his three sons retire to a country-side mansion after inheriting the mansion itself and an amount of money that will enable them to live there without working and be taken care of by a maid. Gradually, sleeping occupies all of their day; even the relaxing walks in the nature, conversation and singing at the dinner table are regarded as unnecessary deviations from their sleeping. There is no kind of guilt. They feel no need for creating, thinking, feeling, sex or food. The few external persons are excluded by their overwhelming desire to sleep: one of the sons chooses to leave his local girlfriend and an artist seeking support by the bourgeois environment is not welcomed. The youngest son compromises his will to leave and study at the university, and even the second time he tries to break the bondage, he is physically unable to walk away. Time is, of course, absent. A part of the first symphony by Malher enhances the image of the lying bodies.


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