The story follows a troupe of actors back and forth through the years 1939 to 1952.
They're thrown about by the violent, sometimes absurd tides of Greek history, with victory over the Nazi's giving way to the rise of local fascists at home. The film is very Brechtian and distanced in style.
We hardly get to know the characters at all, despite the running time. It's much more interested in the great tides of politics and time than individuals – ‘The Traveling Players' is a technical achievement; almost 4 hours long and only about 80 cuts in the whole film. (subtitles)
Greece · 1975 · Theo Angelopoulos · 222min