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The Dam

To Fragma

Directed by Dimitris Makris
Greece, 1982


A government-mandated expert on dams arrives at a rain-soaked village to inspect a weather-beaten barrier, and his fears come true. Amid corruption, bureaucracy, and superstition, failure is inevitable. Will the water claim back its land?

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The Dam Directed by Dimitris Makris

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  • dionysus67's rating of the film The Dam

    A political allegory about the aged forces of conservation that inhibit the currents of life to burst forth. Makris benefits from some superb cinematography particular in the long or high angle shots of the dam as well as from the brief depiction of its interior. Other narrative/stylistic decisions as in the brief cartoon sequence are interesting but, overall, it suffers from stereotyping and pompous romanticism.

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