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Backdoor (2000)

Piso porta (original title)
Athens 1966. Dimitris, 13, unexpectedly loses his father. Seeing his pampered mother collapse, the boy gets carried away and decides to skip childhood in order to stand by her. When he ... See full summary »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Konstandinos Papadimitriou ...
Dimitris Kemeras
Alexandriani Sikelianou ...
Foteini Kemera
Haris Sozos ...
Apostolos Dedes
Ieroklis Michaelidis ...
Uncle Ilias
Antonis Kafetzopoulos ...
Giannis Kemeras
Margarita Anthidou ...
Officer's Wife #1
Vassiliki Deliou ...
Officer's Wife #2
Yorgos Kalaitzis ...
Officer #1
Stavros Psyllakis ...
Officer #2
Alexandros Tsakiris ...
Officer #3
Dimitris Adamopoulos ...
Architect
Matias Simounets ...
Psimikakis
Giorgos Basiakos ...
Technician
Giannis Tsikis ...
Urban Planning Officer #1
Stathis Voutos ...
Urban Planning Officer #2
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Athens 1966. Dimitris, 13, unexpectedly loses his father. Seeing his pampered mother collapse, the boy gets carried away and decides to skip childhood in order to stand by her. When he feels ready, he has to claim his mother back from an up-and-coming star of the military regime. A brutal coming-of-age story, where Dimitris reacts in vengeance, changing thus the course of Greek history...

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6 October 2000 (Greece)  »

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Goofs

At one point the young hero gets a Playboy magazine in his hands. While the movie takes places in the spring of 1967 (just a few months before the military coup take over in Greece), the issue shown is of the December of 1972, five years later. See more »

Connections

Features The Other Letter (1976) See more »

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Squeeze Her, Tease Her
Performed by The Animals
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The first good Greek coming-of-age film (or why scenario matters).
13 November 2000 | by (Thessaloniki, Greece) – See all my reviews

Greece is a country with many wonderful directors. That is why Greece produced so many good "director's films". The thing that Greece doesn't have is good screenwriters. "I Piso Porta" is not a "director's film". Is a film with a good scenario. For those who have been previously interested in the Greek film, "I Piso Porta" made a major breakthrough on this point. Yiorgos Tsemberopoulos showed us how to make a good coming-of-age film, the Greek way. For those who wish to see it in cinemas around the world an advice: Read a thing or two about the Greek political situation back in the '60s. It will help you to appreciate the film. For the Greeks "I Piso Porta" was a long awaited film. We welcome it.


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