GenreDrama, War ScreenplaySteve Tesich LanguageEnglish
WriterNicholas Gage, Steve Tesich Release dateNovember 1, 1985 CastKate Nelligan (Eleni), John Malkovich (Nicholas 'Nick' Gage), Linda Hunt (Katina) Similar moviesRelated Peter Yates movies
Eleni 1985 by cbs productions full movie complete w greek subtitles
Eleni is the 1985 film adaptation of the memoir Eleni by Greek-American journalist Nicholas Gage. Directed by Peter Yates with a screenplay by Steve Tesich, the film stars John Malkovich, Kate Nelligan, Linda Hunt and Glenne Headly.
The film is told in a flashback format with Gage, now living in the United States, returning to his native Greece to solve the mystery of his mother's death when he was a child. The film looks back to the effect of the 1940s Greek Civil War on the remote Greek village of his upbringing, and he investigates what happened to his mother after Communist guerrillas of ΔΣΕ invade the village.