Landscapes in the Mist (Topio stin omichli) (1988)


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Produced, directed and written in his traditionally episodic fashion by Greek filmmaker Theo Angelopoulos, the internationally produced Landscape in the Mist concentrates on a pair of runaway children, played by Tania Palaiogou and Michalis Zeke. The kids are en route to Germany, where they believe their father is dwelling. The adventures during their trek range from heartwarming (the kids are briefly "adopted" by a group of itinerant actors and by affable cyclist Stratos Tzortzoglou) and harrowing (Palaiogou is raped by a callous truck driver). The film's title refers to the kids' perception of the "promised land" of Germany. Landscape in the Mist was the recipient of numerous festival awards, including the 1988 Venice Film Festival Silver Lion. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

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Critic Reviews for Landscapes in the Mist (Topio stin omichli)

All Critics (12) | Top Critics (5)

There are some visually striking and dramatically effective moments in this film about two children who leave home for Germany in search of their father, but the 126 minutes seemed to last forever.

Nov 15, 2007 | Full Review…

If the overall tone is bleak in its portayal of betrayals, loneliness and disillusionment, Angelopoulos' assured control of mood, Giorgos Arvanitis' superb camerawork, and the kids' glowing performances provide ample pleasures.

Feb 9, 2006 | Full Review…
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There are sights in the film that once seen cannot be forgotten.

Aug 30, 2004 | Rating: 4.5/5

To say that the Greek filmmaker Theo Angelopoulos is a movie poet doesn't mean that the poetry isn't patience-trying or mediocre.

Jan 1, 2000 | Full Review…

Angelopoulos observes this youthful epic with seasoned restraint.

Jan 1, 2000 | Full Review…

Unfortunately, Angelopoulos' conceptual grip is so vise-like that these two never seem to break out into anything resembling the spontaneous behavior of kids.

Nov 15, 2007 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Landscapes in the Mist (Topio stin omichli)

Sadness and solitude.Can't spread any optimistic message if one erases the finale which is a huge diversion from most Angelopoulos' films.The little girl is a blast as with the visual silence of a film like that.

Dimitris Springer
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