THE STORY OF THE GREEN LINE 15+

Η ΙΣΤΟΡΙΑ ΤΗΣ ΠΡΑΣΙΝΗΣ ΓΡΑΜΜΗΣ

Credits

Director

Panicos Chrissanthou

Producer

Panicos Chrissanthou, Despoina Sifniadou

Writer

Panicos Chrissanthou

Country

Cyprus, 2016

Running Time

94mins

Category

Drama

Language

Greek and Turkish with English subtitles

Starring

Michalis Sophocleous, Cihan Tariman, Matthias Lier, Maria Moustaka, Andreas Tsouris, Theodoros Michaelides, Baris Refikoglu, Achilleas Grammatikopoulos, Yianna Lefkati, Demetris Xystras, Erdogan Kavaz, Andreas Argyrides, Skevos Polycarpou, Simos Tsiakkas

Since when did you become a ‘Turk’ and I a ‘Greek’?

In Cyprus, north and south are separated by a wall of barrels and barbed wire known as the ‘Green Line’ of Nicosia. It is here that two soldiers, Greek-Cypriot Kypros (Michalis Sophocleous) and Turkish-Cypriot Murat (Cihan Tariman), find themselves on guard – face to face on a daily basis – with the weight of history bearing down on them.

When Kypros discovers that Murat is living in his old family home, they propose an exchange, each taking a secret trip to ‘the other side’ – one for love, the other for revenge.

This searing tale of two Cypriots dislocated from home and family comes from the provocative mind of political filmmaker and activist Panicos Chrissanthou, who went on a hunger strike this year in protest of exclusions and discrimination in local cinema.

Powerful, evoking the horror of neighbours turning on each other in previously-placid mixed villages.” Cyprus Mail


Στην «Πράσινη γραμμή» που χωρίζει στα δύο την πρωτύουσα της Κύπρου Λευκωσία, ένας Ελληνοκύπριος και ένας Τουρκοκύπριος στρατιώτης βγάζουν σκοπιά ο ένας απέναντι στον άλλο. Όταν ο Ελληνοκύπριος ανακαλύπτει ότι ο Τουρκοκύπριος ζει στο σπίτι του, στο κατεχόμενο μέρος, συμφωνούν μεταξύ τους να περάσουν «στην άλλη πλευρά» ο ένας για κάποιον έρωτα και ο άλλος για εκδίκηση. 

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