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Vangelis Farmakoris
Marilita Lambropoulou ...
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Minas Hatzisavvas ...
Petros Voliotis
Babis Giotopoulos ...
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Vivi Koka ...
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Tasos Nousias ...
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Antonis Alexiou
Periklis Lianos ...
Karafil Shena
Alexia Veronikiati ...
Angeliki
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Giannis
Anna Vagena ...
Athina
Dimitra Hatoupi ...
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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 an old, collapsing house. Alone, far from the bigger village and doing petty jobs to survive, he will strive to find himself once more. Amidst a haze of suspicion and scorn by villagers who treat him an intruder, his past catches up to him in the form of his girlfriend from Athens. Conflict is inescapable Written by Dimitris Karantanis

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In chess matches with Petros, the term 'Zugzwang' arises. It is a term derived from the German words 'zug' (move) and 'zwang' (compulsion, obligation). It describes a situation in chess where a player is in a helpless position. He must move but every move makes his position worse. See more »

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When Vangelis first steps into the old house and falls through the floor, he is lit from his left. In the next long shot, the light is from behind him. See more »

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anti-hero celebration
15 August 2005 | by (Greece thessaloniki) – See all my reviews

the king in this film is what can be called here in Greece freak, marginal misfit and other words with negative connotations, but in the film is clearly the vehicle of the director to criticize the provincial mentality of the people and Greece by extension. the director must have a leftist ideology or anti-establishment and doesn't hesitate to show it in his films, in APONTES is more clearly stated than in VASILIAS.My problem with his film-making is that he tries to teach me a lesson(if you succumb to the ruling class ideology you become an a*****e or a person that attracts his despise) i don't disagree with him but thanks for the lesson i already had it.Nevertheless although the film gets a little boring and predictable after a while, but is still worth seeing for the indigenous population who is bombarded by worse films in the multiplex. better to see a clichéd old fashioned anti hero drama than some junk mainly from the states.


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