Thanos and Despina

Synopsis: Katina, an impoverished Greek woman, tries to arrange the marrage of her shepherd son, Thanos, to Despina, the daughter of a wealthy landowner. But when Despina's father, Vlahopoulos refuses to give his blessings and wants Despina to marry a more wealthy gentleman, named Yankos. The wealthy and spoiled Yankos plots to break up the romantic union between Thanos and Despina any way posible while the young lovers plot to run away in a futile attempt to being a new life for themselves.
Genre: Drama
96 min

Those bastards.

They want to destroy me.

To terminate me.

Who father?

You know him?

- Whom?

- Him.

That barefoot. That illiterate.

But dad, we grew up together

when his father used to

work here.

This is not a reason.

You have to respect your family's

social status.

Soon enough your brother

will be a scientist.

And I'll find you a great man.

Maybe a public servant.

On your wedding day,

I want everyone to say:

Oh, this Vlahopoulos,

look what a great man he found

for his daughter

and what a nice dowery.



Your brother is arriving shortly

with a friend of his.

Are you happy for seeing Perikles?

Come on, and soon enough you'll no

longer be named Vlahopoulous.

Sit down, Papadima.

At last my son Yangos finally found you.

- Here, take a cigarette.

- Thank you, Karavida.

Nice bike. Good kid.

Do you still do matchmakings?

Don't call it that. I'm a taxman.

I know many people.

What's your commission?

It depends.

I want to marry my son.

Oh congratulations! With whom?

I don't know yet.

I understand.

I have more sheep than him on

the other side of the mountain.

Five shepherds are working for me

and ever since my son went to the

army I got another one.

But he is useless.

He is guarding my goats.

If I understand right

you are thinking of Vlahopoulos.

I'm thinking of my son, taxman.

Difficult, very difficult.

I'm thinking of your

commission too.

I'm not like the state.

I'm not ungrateful.

I'll try.

I want a quick response.

I have to find him a bride

before he comes back from the army.

- I have my plans.

- OK.

- Goodbye, Karavida.

- Goodbye, Papadima.

He will come right away.

Just two words with him.

Take him back to the village.

Later we'll go to the church.

Vlahopoulos's family wil be there.

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Nikos Papatakis

Nico Papatakis (Greek: Νίκος Παπατάκης; 5 July 1918 – 17 December 2010) was a Greek- Ethiopian-born naturalised French filmmaker, who lived in France. more…

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Submitted on August 05, 2018


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