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

Be clean.

- So much dust.

- I'll go and change.

No! Keep your uniform.

Just brush it and have it ironed.


Have you learned what your

protegee just did?

No. What?

He send his mother to Vlahopoulos

for a matchmaking with Despina.

- We'll have great competition.

- His mother wanted it.

She doesn't let him

leave for Australia.

- How do you know that?

- She told me herself this morning.

It's time to get back

from the army.

I don't want him top guard

my animals anymore.

- Why? Did he do anything wrong?

- Not yet.

But I'm keeping an eye on him.

I know you love him.

He is your cousin.

For your sake I gave him work

when he was sent away from Germany.

We must help the poor.

God will reward us.

Th. Zekos.

Hey. My son is not good enough right?

We needed this dowery.

Too much to be exact.

Dowery! Dowery!

Do you know that my father

was a great priest?

If he could right the Gospel, that

he knew by heart,

he could become a Bishop.

What if I married a useless man?

Do you hear me down there?

Your father was useless.

And you are like him.

They insulted me, they threw me out

in the street because of you.

Me! Katina Zekou!

Your son is a thief, Katina.

Nobody wants your son.

Do you hear me? Nobody wants you.

You'll be hungry your whole life.

Just like your father.

Let me leave this place.

I don't want to starve to death.

I don't want to live as a eunuch.

Let me leave for

Adelaide in Australia.


Europe! Europe! Full of cars!

Look at all this misery.

Come on shepherd.

Don't brake my balls.

I brake your balls, do I? Your lament

brakes my balls, shepherd.

Hey, shepherd.

Haven't you heard?

Don't you hear for 7 days now

the sound my sheep make

when they burst? Don't shout.

Hey! They stabbed my dog shepherd.

They stole my sheep.

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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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