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Nikos Koundouros | Greece | 1954 | Unclassified (15+)


Wed 23 Oct 2024

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Ostensibly banned by successive Greek governments because its release would ruin diplomatic relations with Turkey, Koundouros’ adaptation of Ilias Venezis’ autobiographical novel Number 31328 is a passionate plea against the political and military establishment that was complacent during the ethnic cleansing of Greeks in Anatolia. Told through the imaginative eyes of a boy who escapes Turkish imprisonment, the film is arguably the first time the true magnitude of the genocide was depicted onscreen “without evasions, phobias, or pretexts” (Vrasidas Karalis).

Format: 4K DCP
Language: Greek with English subtitles
Source: Filmtrade
Runtime: 135 mins

Event duration

135 mins


Unclassified (15+)


Cinema 1, Level 2
ACMI, Fed Square

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