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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
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 ...
Captain
Nikos Tsachiridis ...
Staff Sergeant
Fotis Polyxronopoulos ...
Pvt Michalis Karamanos
Giannis Hatzigiannis ...
Pvt Petros Savvidis
Paris Tselios ...
Pvt Marlafekas
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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Dictatorship in a different way
9 September 2004 | by (Athens, Greece) – See all my reviews

Perhaps the best Greek film the last 25 years and a film along with 2-3 more that kept the Greek cinema alive during the 80s. A story of the soldiers who worked on the first attempt to make television in Greece (at the YENNED studios) in the mid-to-late 60s and a funny view of the 7 year dictatorship (1967-1974). People who don't have much to do in life and try to make money from everything (they even try to film a porn film to earn some). Perakis writes and directs this film and makes it hilarious sometimes and caustic, but really serious when it has to deal with matters of people with left political beliefs. The film is original because it does not follow the path other Greek directors used to follow in order to make a film for such periods (and they were many who have done so since 1975). It shows that not anybody was fighting against the regime, not because they didn't like what was happening, but because they did not feel that their life was changed that much and most of all it's not the gloomy depiction of the 7 years. The "ghost" of the dictatorship is always there, don't forget that it's a film about a military dictatorship, seen from a view of people who are IN the army. If you are Greek, then it is, a must-seen-film ! Highly recommended for anybody else !


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