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Loaf and Camouflage (1984)
"Loufa kai parallagi" (original title)

 |  Comedy  |  October 1984 (Greece)
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The "adventures" of some friends during their military service.

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Nikos Kalogeropoulos ...
Pvt Ioannis Papadopoulos
Giorgos Kimoulis ...
Takis Spiridakis ...
Pvt Panagiotis Balourdos
Stavros Xenidis ...
Andreas Filippides ...
Lt. Col. Minas Katsabelas
Hristos Valavanidis ...
Maj D. Karavidis
Antonis Theodorakopoulos ...
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Nikos Tsachiridis ...
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Fotis Polyxronopoulos ...
Pvt Michalis Karamanos
Giannis Hatzigiannis ...
Pvt Petros Savvidis
Paris Tselios ...
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Stavros Mavridis ...
Pvt Apostolis Apostolopoulos
Tania Kapsali ...
Emmanouela Dimaki
Ira Papamichail ...
Soula
Ifigeneia Makati ...
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The film is the story of a group of soldiers, who, in the course of their compulsory military service in 1967 and 1968, before and during the military dictatorship in Greece, are assigned to the then recently founded Armed Forces Television. This TV station, founded for the civilian population, was run by the Cinematographic Unit of the army which until then had only produced propaganda films and newsreels and was responsible for entertaining the troops and other charity organizations with movie screenings. The personnel was composed mostly of soldiers, who already had experience in the film business in their civilian lives, as well as those who received their training in the army. The story may be only 95% true, but that is simply because the true story is even more absurd... Written by Greek Film Center

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The two buildings that were used to shoot the film are in Pedion Areos in Athens. The first one is the headquarters of the Hellenic Army Geographical Service and it used to host the facilities of the Military Broadcasting Service, and the second one is the building of the Hellenic National Defense College. See more »

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The best ever Greek film
2 October 2007 | by (Athens, Greece) – See all my reviews

I know most of you (like me) when you see characterizations like "best ever" move quickly to the next comment, since probably the comment was written by a person who is easy to impress.

But trust me, this is really, honestly, the best Greek movie ever made. It is extremely topical, has fantastic performances (by actors that nowadays are comedy legends) and great direction. It's one of those movies people have seen countless times and know the lines by heart.

One setback is that in order to truly appreciate it you have to be Greek or at least have a very good knowledge of modern Greek history and culture and especially the junta era of 1967-74 and the years immediately preceding it.


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