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Eleni Details


Based on the autobiographical novel by Nicholas Gage, Eleni traces Gage's search for the truth behind the execution of his Greek mother Eleni. John Malkovich plays Gage (herein referred to only as Nick), a New York Times journalist assigned to cover a border war in Albania. Intimately familiar with his beat--it's where he grew up--Nick periodically flashes back to his childhood, and his memories of his late mother Eleni (Kate Nelligan). Not at all concerned with politics, Eleni goes to extreme lengths to shelter her children from the ravages of civil unrest. For attempting to smuggle her kids out of the country, Eleni is arrested and executed. Back in the present, Nick manages to locate local politico Katis (Oliver Cotton), the man who signed Eleni's death warrant. He wangles his way into Katis' confidence, then prepares to kill the man--but he's in for a surprise, and something of an epiphany. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi


Kate Nelligan
as Eleni
John Malkovich
as Nick
Linda Hunt
as Katina
Oliver Cotton
as Katis
Ronald Pickup
as Spiro
Rosalie Crutchley
as Grandmother
Glenne Headly
as Joan
Dimitra Arliss
as Ana
Steve Plytas
as Old Christos
Stefan Gryff
as Tasso
Andrea Laskari
as Nikola
Miguel Pedregosa
as Officer on Horse
Theresa Tora
as Katis' Daughter
John Rumney
as Lukas
Noam Almaz
as Katina's Son
Claudia Gough
as Fotini
Vic Tablian
as Guerrilla
Paul L. Smith
Lisa Jakub
as Katis' Granddaughter
Athena Voyatzis
as Athens Secretary
Lisa Rose
as Olga
Leon Lissek
as Antoni
Alfred Molina
as Young Christos
Arlene Mazerolle
as New York Secretary
Aaron Schwartz
as Czech Officer
Keram Malicki-Sanchez
as Nick's Son
Adrienne Pocock
as Nick's Daughter
Avril Clark
as Woman
Christiana Fragou
as Ana
Michael Zelniker
as Sidney Cohn
Anthony Stamboulieh
as Minister of Justice
John Eastham
as Guerrilla
Peter Woodthorpe
as Grandfather
Michael Chesden
as Nationalist on Horse


Peter Yates
Mark Pick
Nicholas Gage
Nick Vanoff
Nigel Wooll
Nicholas Gage
Book Author
Bruce Smeaton
Composer (Music Score)
Ray Lovejoy
Steve Spence
Art Director
Jacques Bradette
Set Designer
Tom Rand
Costume Designer
Tip Tipping
Alan Boyle
Edie Kerschl
Ken Lintott