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Love and Blood is an intense and emotional re-telling of the Romeo and Juliet tale. It is a story of star-crossed lovers set against the backdrop of two bitterly feuding landowners and has the atmosphere, style and action of a western.
In a poverty-stricken post-World-War-II Thessaloniki a young man, Dimitris (Stavros Krozos) empowers a homeless street urchin by recounting the powerful and heart-warming story of the nearly one hundred and sixty orphans who were expelled from the city’s orphanage by the Nazis, during the German occupation of Greece. The score is performed by the Symphony Orchestra of Athens and the film was the first Greek film to win a prize at an international film festival.
Thrown out of her home by a jealous husband, a woman sinks into degradation. Twenty years later, she is charged with killing a man bent on harming her son. The son, unaware of who the woman is, takes the assignment of defending her in court. This 1954 Greek drama directed by Orestis Laskos is based on the 1908 play by French playwright Alexandre Bission (1848-1912).
Totally incapable of shedding a single tear at her father's funeral, Maria (Laskari), a free-spirited young woman who knows how to stand up for herself, has already planned her next move. She devises a plan that will set her free once and for all from her sister and her money-grabbing fiancé.
Surrounded by three younger brothers (Kostas Voutsas, Giannis Vogiatzis and Christos Doxaras), sister Annoula (Zoi Laskari) is in love with one of her brothers’ best friend Giorgos (Faidon Georgitsis) Giorgos is also secretly in love with her but as not told her out of respect for her brothers. What ensues is a comedy of errors and misunderstandings.