Xenia

Xenia

DVD - 2015 | Greek, Modern (1453-)
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"Strangers in their own birthplace, 16-year-old Danny and 18-year-old Odysseus cross the entire country in search of their Greek father, after their Albanian mother passes away"--www.imdb.com.
Publisher: [Culver City, CA] : Strand Releasing Home Video, [2015]
Branch Call Number: FIC Xenia
Characteristics: video file,DVD video,region 1
digital,optical,surround
1 videodisc (128 min.) : sound, colour ; 4 3/4 in.

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bjohns
Sep 02, 2016

I echo what has been recently said about this movie. The only part I enjoyed were the familiar scenes in Athens. Not much Greek spoken either - this is an Albanian movie. Stopped watching at the 30 minute mark. Just not realistic or interesting...

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ilovewhippets
Aug 24, 2016

A very disappointing movie! It had so much promise! Way too many holes in the story, with a poorly- written script! The strange fantastical story at times, with the Rabbit toy coming to life, showing that the youngest Brother was really not quite well mentally! It wasn't explained in the story! The music was disappointing as well! The movie had some warm, fun moments, though, and had periods of good acting! As a whole, though, not something I would recommend!

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LEE M OLSEN
Aug 06, 2016

Excellent, enjoyable and fun ! Both brothers, especially the younger give superb performances and the story is interesting and unpredictable. A great cameo, too by the actor who plays their gay uncle. Highly recommended.

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ANTHONYZEDAN
Dec 11, 2015

By far the best gay film I have seen all year. Don't be put off by the subtitles; it is wonderful to hear Albanian and Greek spoken with so much feeling. This film is an emotional story of two half-Albanian, half-Greek brothers Dany and Ody who haven't seen each other in years, brought together by the death of their Albanian mother, and how the two brothers, in fear of deportation, go on an cross-country adventure together in search of fame and fortune on a Greek Star Talent show and seek out their their jerk of a Greek father who they haven't seen since they were very young. This film will have you laughing and crying. Kostas Nikouli steals the film as a streetwise almost sixteen openly gay punkish teenager who helps propel the story forward. Nikos Gelia plays the older, more responsible brother who is about to turn eighteen and has an amazing singing voice which he inherited from his mom. Xenia plays with the theme of fantasy versus reality and how the younger brother deals with the pain of losing his mother. I know the Greeks invented drama, but these young brothers have more drama than most.

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