" VIET COSTAS. Citizenship: undefined" a 88 min. documentary by Yannis Tritsibidas
The odyssey of Costas Sarantidis from Salonica Greece, who in 1943 at the age of 17 was caught and sent by the Nazis to central Europe within the Work Battalions, then enrolled in the French Foreign Legion in Algeria and sent to Indochina. He deserted joining the Vietminh Liberation Front, fought in the ranks of the Popular Army for many years and worked in different services (mines, print factory, cinema) till he went back in 1965 to Greece with his Vietnamese wife and children.. Costas Sarantidis /Nguyen Van Lap keeps up to now supporting by different actions Vietnam -especially in the dioxin children-victims care- and the country honours with high distinctions this simple Greek fellow who, as he says, always followed his instinct only.
Accompanied by rich a/v material and narrating the tremulous years through the eyes of an active witness, the film is an interrogation on identity, lost and found, also.