The real story of Nikos Koemtzis, who one night knifed a company of men in a tavern, just because they wanted to dance on the song he had "ordered" from the musicians.

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Credited cast:
Antonis Antoniou ...
Nikos Koemtzis
Antonis Kafetzopoulos ...
Dimos Koemtzis
Katerina Gogou ...
Narrator
Sofia Roubou ...
Kaiti Antoniou
Olia Lazaridou ...
Roula
Giorgos Zorbas ...
Vangos
Vicky Vanita ...
Vicky
Giorgos Kotanidis ...
Policeman
Nikitas Tsakiroglou ...
Nondas
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Vaso Alexandridou
Antonis Babounis
Yannis Bostantzoglou ...
Club's security
Menelaos Daflos
Tonis Giakovakis
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The real story of Nikos Koemtzis, who one night knifed a company of men in a tavern, just because they wanted to dance on the song he had "ordered" from the musicians.

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not just any people
4 September 2006 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Koemtzis didn't kill just any punters. It was 3 policemen he attacked, and that during the dictatorship period, when they were most disgustingly provocative and intrusive. As he later admitted, he was fuelled by hatred based on what he had been through in the past. The film is not a documentary or a reconstruction but rather focuses on this political aspect as well as the 'popular' (ie working class) Greek culture of earnest manliness, and 'trashy' nightlife. The gist though I think is in Katerina Gogou's poetry whose reciting is amazingly powerful, although her actual appearance in the film seems unnecessary. Antoniou's performance is beautiful too. English viewers might become annoyed by the caricatured non/English customer and repelled by the kitsch & non-PC protagonists, but I think it's to Tassios' credit that he painfully zooms into the unsavoury & ugly.


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