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Set in the 1930’s on the picturesque and provincial Greek island of Andros (affectionately called ‘Little England’, as its small society imitates the social organization of the English naval empire), LITTLE ENGLAND is a lush melodrama about the two sisters falling in love with the same man.
20 year-old Orsa (Penelope Tsilika) is passionately in love with second mate Spyros, which she dares not reveal, least of all her domineering mother, Mina (Aneza Papadopoulou). Her younger sister, Moscha, is determined to leave Andros and escape a typical woman’s fate on the island; marrying sailors. Mina, herself the wife of a captain who prefers the seas over Andros, constantly ponders the reward for a life of marital faithfulness and attempts to pass her tortured logic onto her daughters.
Without considering the girls’ desires, Mina then conspires to wed them to the wealthiest suitors; Orsa to ship owner and captain Nikos Vatokouzis and Moscha to the very man Mina rejected as Orsa’s future husband. A final tragedy seals the fate of the sisters as the story progresses into the throes of World War II in a dramatic masterpiece from veteran Greek director Pantelis Voulgaris. http://corinthfilms.com/films/little-england/
A landmark film in which an Israeli director – for the very first time – gives voice to Rudolf Franz Ferdinand Höss, the longest serving commander of the Auschwitz concentration camp, THE INTERROGATION, which recreates the final interrogation of the infamous Nazi before his execution, is based on his autobiography, “The Commandant of Auschwitz”.
In 1946, Höss was discovered by British troops in Gottrupel, Germany, disguised as a gardener after his whereabouts were divulged by his wife, believing that the betrayal would result in their son’s safety. Shortly afterward, the notorious commandant was taken to the International Military Tribunal at Nuremberg and later handed over to the Supreme National Tribunal in Poland, which sentenced him to death by hanging.
While he was imprisoned and awaiting trial, he was interrogated at length to extract a perfect confession. The assigned interrogator: Albert Piotrowski, a young, successful investigative judge, who also happened to be fluent in German. With the language barrier erased, and a level of comfort attained, their chilling encounter brings to shocking life the horrifying, yet normalized, Auschwitz routines, and the banalization of evil that shook the world to its core. http://corinthfilms.com/films/the-interrogation/