Irrepressible Djam is a young Greek woman whom we first meet belting out a ‘rebetiko’, a form of defiant, working-class Greek song. Djam has a lyric for all occasions, and with it the knack of lifting the spirits of friends and family. When her stepfather dispatches Djam to Istanbul to retrieve a part for his boat, she befriends Avril, a French woman there to volunteer but has since lost her way. Suffused with nonstop energy and with a wry eye on the new politics in Southern Europe, Djam is a fresh and genuine charmer.

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