Eleni (film)

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Eleni film poster.jpeg
Theatrical release poster
Directed byPeter Yates
Produced byNicholas Gage
Mark Pick
Nick Vanoff
Nigel Wooll (associate producer)
Written byNicholas Gage
Steve Tesich
Music byBruce Smeaton
CinematographyBilly Williams
Edited byRay Lovejoy
Distributed byWarner Bros.
Release date
November 1, 1985
Running time
114 min.
CountryUnited States
Budget$12 million[1]
Box office$305,102

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 the Democratic Army of Greece (ΔΣΕ) invade the village.


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