I second the motion
Someone commented to the fact of this movies obscurity and a deserved Oscar; I second the motion. For those unfamiliar with Greek post-war events it will be a confusing tale, an overall outline of the civil war that occurred both during and after the war is the context of this film.
A group of loyalist soldiers are sent to a desert isle where they are subjected to tortures and perpetual thirst. The authorities want them to sign a confession stating their communist affiliation and the story focuses on one hairless man (the Black Seed?), a leader of sorts.
A gritty story and a woman is not to be seen at all, no romance here. It's a brutal film of deprivation and confinement beyond most of our imaginations. I found it on You Tube with English subtitles, type in Macedonian films. It's a very good movie.
what ails most madmen is realitys grasp or escape, a paralysis of analysis