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Blu-ray Review - Eleni


Although it has the set-up of a classic thriller, 1985's "Eleni" takes a mournful route when detailing the events of the Greek Civil War. An adaptation of Nicholas Gage's best-selling autobiography, the picture uses the fist-clenching reaction of revenge to explore a divided era of politics and cruelty, finding a personal story of loss driving the drama, which volleys between subtle and hysterical. "Eleni" doesn't always come together as director Peter Yates imagines, but there's a deep sense of emotion that periodically arrives to hold attention, hitting a few dark moments of grief and suffering that motivate the story. Read the rest at


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