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Sweet Country

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Duration:
UK:143 min | USA:150 min | USA:120 min (video release)
Genres:
Drama | History
IMDB rate:
5
Director:
Mihalis Kakogiannis
Details
Country: Greece
Release Date: 1993-01-29
Filming Locations: Greece
Cast
Actor
Character
Jane Alexander
Jane Alexander
Sweet Country
John Cullum
Ben
Carole Laure
Eva
Franco Nero
Paul
Joanna Pettet
Monica
Randy Quaid
Juan
Irene Papas
Mrs. Araya
Jean-Pierre Aumont
Mr. Araya
Pierre Vaneck
Father Venegas
Katia Dandoulaki
Sister Mathilde
Ann Coleman
Dorothy
Giannis Voglis
Max
Betty Valassi
Sara
Dimitris Poulikakos
Torturer
Saun Ellis
Evelyn
Yula Gavala
Pauline
Lea Hatzopoulou-Karavia
Angry Woman
Marianna Toli
Ira
Aspa Nakapoulou
Mrs. Ortega
Alexis Revidis
Mr. Ortega
Myrto Liati
Jane
Emily-Rose Yiaxis
Maria Paz
Yannis Kakleas
Jose
Alexandros Mylonas
Search Officer
Ann Hodgson
Kay
Penelope Pitsouli
Waitress
Spyros Mavides
Rebellious Soldier
Nikos Alexiou
Mario
Tatiana Papamoschou
Cousin Margarita
Steve Douzos
Cab Driver
Despina Tataki
Aunt Soledad
Christos Efthimou
Interrogator
Antonis Yakovakis
Pablo (as Tonis Yakovakis)
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Trivia
In order to achieve the feeling of horror in a scene where a gathering of female prisoners are harassed and psychologically tortured in the nude, director Mihalis Kakogiannis decided to appeal for volunteers rather than professional actors, asking both his associates and friends. Cacoyannis interviewed women of different nationalities, including English, French, Americans and Greeks. Most of these women had never even seen a film camera, let alone undressed before one. Money was never an incentive for them. Cacoyannis said, "I explained that their inexperience in acting was an advantage, that their lack of artifice, the spirituality of their spontaneous reactions, would transcend physical realism, the way certain paintings can." At first he was not too successful "recruiting" volunteers, but soon found the women he needed. One was a well-known author, another a journalist, three were college professors, others university students, secretaries or just housewives. The shooting of this sequence was completed in five very stressful hours, and the reactions were neither planned nor rehearsed. At the end of the shooting day, their eyes still full of tears, some of them expressed their gratitude for what they called "a unique experience".
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Quotes
Anna: All you ever gave me was a tepid lemonade!
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Photos from cast
Jane Alexander
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