Nick is a writer in New York when he gets posted to a bureau in Greece. He has waited 30 years for this. He wants to know why his mother was killed in the civil war years earlier. In a parallel plot line we see Nick as a young boy and his family as they struggle to survive in the occupied Greek hillside. The plot lines converge as Nick’s investigations bring him closer to the answers.
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.
Directed by: Peter Yates
Starring: Kate Nelligan, John Malkovich, Linda Hunt, Oliver Cotton, Ronald Pickup, Rosalie Crutchley, Glenne Headly, Dimitra Arliss
Screenplay by: Steve Tesich
Production Design by: Roy Walker
Cinematography by: Billy Williams
Film Editing by: Ray Lovejoy
Costume Design by: Tom Rand
Set Decoration by: Martin Atkinson
Art Direction by: Steve Spence
Music by: Bruce Smeaton
Distributed by: Warner Bros. Pictures
Release Date: November 1, 1985