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O Thiassos

The Travelling Players
Film still from O THIASSOS: A group of people with suitcases stands in front of a building.

Sun 14.05.

  • Director

    Theo Angelopoulos

  • Greece / 1975
    220 min. / 35 mm / Original version with German subtitles

  • Cinema

    Arsenal 1

    zu den Ticketszu dem Kalender

Time travel, odyssey, chronicle: a troupe of actors travels through Greece from 1939 to 1952. They play the same folk play over and over, with radical political cataclysms pervading the cinematic present: In 1939, the fascist Metaxas dictatorship; in 1944, partisan uprisings against the German occupiers’ reign of terror; and in 1952, the aftershocks of the crushed communist uprising. Angelopoulos draws a social microcosm marked by historical upheavals with his travelling players, and with his draft of history he draws their collective memory. (mg)

Funded by:

  • Logo Minister of State for Culture and the Media