During the Greek civil war (1946-1949) 25.000 children were transferred by the communist partisans to socialist countries, in order to "protect them until the victory". The victory never came, the children never came back. Nikos was one of them. In 1948, he was sent with 250 other children from his village to Hungary. Later he escaped to France and lost track of the other village children. Now retired, Nikos has decided to find out what happened to them.
Marco Gastine was born in Paris in 1952. Since 1978 he lives and works in Athens. After a brief career as an architect, he took up filmmaking as a director, screenwriter and producer. He directed about 20 documentaries or short films. His work has mostly focused on cities and their people, as in “ATHENS, IN SEARCH OF THE LOST CITY” (1993, documentary about Athens through Greek cinema) or in “MARSEILLES, A GREEK PROFILE” (2004, documentary about Greek immigrants in Marseilles; Best Documentary Award at Thessaloniki Festival 2004; nominated at Prix Europa 2004). He has recently achieved for the Hellenic Broadcasting Corp. (ERT) “LITTLE ODYSSEYS”, a 10 episodes documentary series confronting life stories of foreign immigrants in Greece and Greek immigrants abroad.