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Alexander the Great


Time Out says

A tale of socialism first deformed and then destroyed by an authoritarian leader, set in Greece a few years after the Paris Commune. Its Alexander is a bandit who became a popular folk hero. Following his escape from prison, he kidnaps some English aristocrats and demands as ransom that the rich local landowners hand over their property to the peasants. When a commune is set up, socialist ideals are betrayed by internal struggles as Italian anarchists, agrarian communists and radical extremists jostle for supremacy. A relentless demonstration of stylistic brilliance, it leaves one wondering why the parable is not more challenging and its point less predictable.

Release Details

  • Duration:230 mins

Cast and crew

  • Director:Theo Angelopoulos
  • Screenwriter:Theo Angelopoulos
  • Cast:
    • Omero Antonutti
    • Eva Kotamanidou
    • Grigoris Evangelatos
    • Michalis Yannatos
    • Laura De Marchi
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