Cinema: Fallow Tragedy

The Fear. On the wheat plains of Greece, Anestis Canalis, a walleyed voyeur (Anestis Vlachos), goes prowling along a lovers' lane. Peering through a car window, he sees a couple entwined. The woman spots him and shrieks. As Anestis gropes his way in flight through the grain, the man shouts after him: "I know who you are, you sex-starved bastard!"

Sex-starved, yes; bastard, no. His legitimacy and parental ties, in fact, are ultimately responsible for the destruction of the Canalis family, a clan as full of brutality and fanaticism as the Karamazovs. Cowed by...

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