In a small Greek village, short time after the collapse of the Junta regime, a memorial of those who died in the German occupation of Greece brings in the surface the political differences of a conservative teacher and his two sons.
Dimitris, a grumpy middle-aged man, is having a hard time with his business partner on a particular decision as to opening a new business; and he's also having a hell of a time with his ... See full summary »
End of July, and it's holiday time. Panos and Michalis are brothers-in-law from Thessaloniki and run a small business together. Brimming over with high spirits, they leave for Thasos to ... See full summary »
A cynical man, along with a 19 year old musician, a former lover, an alcoholic client of a bar and a black strip club dancer are involved with anarchist mood in a dangerous game with drugs godfathers of the night, cops and media.
A 35-year old man, just released from jail, decides to make a clean break from the big city and his troubled past. He retreats to the abandoned village his father came from and moves into ... See full summary »
I personally liked the film, but I think it needs some intimate knowledge of northern Greek culture (e.g. to understand football-related jokes), and of the current "economic and cultural" exchange with Greece's northern neighbour Bulgaria (e.g. the 100s of "night-clubs" with Bulgarian dancers that have appeared in Greece during the past 5 years) to appreciate its fine points. Although it has been a mega-hit in Greece last year I doubt if it can become a success elsewhere. Anyway, my impression is that it accurately describes a lot of elements of contemporary Balkan mentality (if there is such a thing) and is amusing to watch.
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