"Aphrodite" is Cypriot in this politically-oriented film, and according to filmmaker Andreas Pantzis, himself a Cypriot, her rape was committed by foreigners -- the Brits, the Greeks, and the Turks. Pantzis tells the story of the island's turbulent recent history using the device of a desperate man, Evagoras (Costas Timvios), who returns to the island after years of absence to look for his wife and son. His family disappeared while they were visiting his native village on Cyprus, just when the Turkish army invaded (1974). As Evagoras goes out on his search each day with a friendly taxi driver, flashbacks illustrate the recent history of the Greek Cypriots, and the normally quiet Evagoras heads closer and closer to a militant stance.
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