A successful young Athenian lawyer, Theodora, who is the daughter of a general, takes on the case of Mantzavinos who is a grocer in Kolonos. Trying to avoid the usual hum-drum approach, she... See full summary »

Director:

Writers:

(novel), (screenplay)
Reviews

Photos

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

A wild tale of mistaken identity set during the Nazi occupation of Greece and starring the great Thanasis Vengos. Thanasis is called upon, during the Occupation, to testify at the trial of ... See full summary »

Director: Dinos Katsouridis
Stars: Thanasis Vengos, Efi Roditi, Antonis Papadopoulos
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

Alexis is an explosive personality, passionate about life, humanity, nature, love and beauty. That is until the breakneck rhythm, intensity, stress and convolutions of career and economic ... See full summary »

Director: Nikos Tzimas
Stars: James D'Arcy, Alicia Witt, Colm Meaney
Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

A, a Greek filmmaker living in exile in the United States, returns to his native Ptolemas to attend a special screening of one of his extremely controversial films. But A's real interest ... See full summary »

Director: Theodoros Angelopoulos
Stars: Harvey Keitel, Erland Josephson, Maia Morgenstern
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Different human stories, about joyless and depressed people, in the hot days and nights of August, at the city of Athens.

Director: Pantelis Voulgaris
Stars: Aleka Paizi, Themis Bazaka, Thanasis Vengos
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Returning after a three-year captivity in war-torn Vietnam, a genial chemist finds his wife to marry his boss, who has grown rich thanks to his invention.

Director: Panos Glykofrydis
Stars: Thanasis Vengos, Anna Fonsou, Alekos Tzanetakos
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

The Thanasis an honest IRS not cope and have trouble providing the family of the necessities. So the wife is forced to go to work in a factory as a result not seen at all. !!!

Director: Thodoros Maragos
Stars: Thanasis Vengos, Anna Matzourani, Ilias Logothetis
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

The story of a simple man trying to survive through the dictatorships.

Directors: Panos Glykofrydis, Dinos Katsouridis
Stars: Thanasis Vengos, Antonis Papadopoulos, Ilias Logothetis
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

Thanasis wanted since childhood to become a judge, but he works in the coffee shop he inherited from his father, which has turned into people's court.Purpose of life is to educate his children, but which they are lazy with their studies.

Director: Dinos Dimopoulos
Stars: Thanasis Vengos, Notis Peryalis, Sofia Olympiou
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

The adventures of a photographer, who undertook to take a photographs of exiled dictator from South America and eventually found chased without knowing why.

Director: Panos Glykofrydis
Stars: Thanasis Vengos, Kleo Skouloudi, Thodoros Exarhos
Lilly's Story (2002)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

A group of dissident Greek film makers try to produce a politically committed film with the backing of American producers in the aftermath of the coup d'etat by the military in Greece in the early 1970s.

Director: Roviros Manthoulis
Stars: Bruno Putzulu, Juliette Andréa, Yorgo Voyagis
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
Director: Patrice Vivancos
Stars: Thanasis Vengos, Giorgos Moshidis, Eva Kotamanidou
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Thanasis Vengos ...
Linos
Giorgos Velentzas
Efi Venianaki ...
Theodora
Alexis Damianos ...
General
Ilias Logothetis ...
Mantzavinos
Niki Kokona ...
Anda
Eva Vlahakou ...
Mina
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Dimos Avdeliodis
Mary Dracopoulou
Anastasia Katsarou
Asimakis Kontogiannis
Fanis Mantzoros
Yannis Soldatos
Konstadina Takalou
Edit

Storyline

A successful young Athenian lawyer, Theodora, who is the daughter of a general, takes on the case of Mantzavinos who is a grocer in Kolonos. Trying to avoid the usual hum-drum approach, she becomes involved with a strange gang with a blind beggar for a leader, Linos, a former teacher, and current idol, of hers, who seems to Theodora like a modern Oedipus. Linos' companion and right-hand man is the former caretaker of the school. The group is completed by two sister-hookers, Anta and Mina, who work in a brothel housed in the school building and who sometimes force Linos to beg for money. The gang is planning a "big score", the theft of the antiquities of Plato's Academy, but Theodora's reluctance, combined with the timely intervention of the police, cancel the plan. Written by Greek Film Archive

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

based on novel | See All (1) »

Genres:

Drama

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

16 November 1998 (Greece)  »

Also Known As:

The Enigma  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

, ,  »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Oedipus At Colonus Revisited
25 April 2006 | by (Melbourne, Australia) – See all my reviews

A successful lawyer decides to escape from the constraints of her family and especially from the control of her "war hero" father and becomes involved in a gang of small time con-men in Colonus. The gang leader is her old favourite primary school teacher, who is now a beggar and blind (in her imagination a personification of the ancient Oedipus). Everything, however, has changed in her old neighbourhood: The school is now a brothel, her old teacher a shadow of his former self and the old school janitor is a look-out man and right hand man of the gang leader. The old janitor is sphinx-like in his obsession with posing riddles. As a last ditch attempt to become rich, the gang organises a robbery involving the antiquities of Colonus. This will act as the impetus for the evolution of a tragedy.


1 of 1 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?