1968 by Tassos Boulmetis

1968 is a docufiction about the legendary basketball final game that took place in April 4th of 1968, the day Dr. Martin Luther King was assassinated , between AEK vs SLAVIA of Prague. That was the first ever international victory of a Greek sports team after the foundation of the Greek state.

 

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Summary

April 4th, 1968. The Panathenaic Kallimarmaro Stadium is abuzz, with thousands of people gathered and millions listening through their radios. The AEK – Slavia Prague basketball game has just begun.

A girl in love is dreaming of her wedding day, while the future husband becomes more desperate with every Greek ball going through the hoop. An elderly husband and wife remember the home they left behind. A young communist prisoner cheers from his jail cell and a PROPO betting shop becomes the place where old and new wounds resurface.

Years before this night, three Constantinopolitans decided to create an athletic union that will tell their story. At the end of this night, Greek history will have changed forever.