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Blackmail Boy (2003)

Oxygono (original title)
In the small, closed community of a provincial town, Magda tries to maintain a balance within a family facing many serious problems. The families apparently normal, bourgeois, every-day ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Nena Menti ...
Magda
Maria Kavoyianni ...
Vicky (as Maria Kavogianni)
Akilas Karazisis ...
Giorgos (as Akyllas Karazisis)
Joyce Evidi ...
Gia (as Tzoÿs Eveidi)
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Stelios Nousias
Jeannie Papadopoulou ...
Giota (as Tzini Papadopoulou)
Yannis Tsimitselis ...
Christos (as Giannis Tsimitselis)
Alexandros Antonopoulos ...
Manolis
Giorgos Gerontidakis-Sempetadelis ...
Timos (as Giorgos Gerontidakis)
Jenny Theona ...
Fay (as Tzeni Theona)
Aris Antonopoulos
Konstadina Stefanopoulou ...
(as Konstantina Stefanopoulou)
Nestoras Lazeris
Elli Papadopoulou
Nikos Petralidis
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In the small, closed community of a provincial town, Magda tries to maintain a balance within a family facing many serious problems. The families apparently normal, bourgeois, every-day life will crack open, bringing to the surface hatred and passions of the kind that lie well-hidden in the mists of the nearby lake. An intense plot and a totally unexpected ending make up this film, which features characters who are vulnerable, innocent and ordinary, but who become ruthless and callous, worrying only about protecting their financial resources. The offences are disproportionately serious compared to the financial benefits they try to secure. Written by Dr.Daggla

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Blackmail leads to murder in a small town.

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14 November 2003 (Greece)  »

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Blackmail Boy  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$5,355 (USA) (18 November 2005)

Gross:

$21,024 (USA) (6 January 2006)
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Features Eisai to tairi mou (2001) See more »

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Ti metras gia mena
Composed by Nikos Kypourgos
Lyrics by Afroditi Manou
Performed by Manolis Lidakis
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a tacky mess of a film
11 January 2009 | by (Vancouver, Canada) – See all my reviews

A convoluted story so sophomoric in its presentation as to suggest it was written by a committee of 13-year olds not yet familiar with the film's (sparse) subject matter. This is a movie of less sophistication than the most banal soaps of daytime TV, intended for an audience that cannot hold a thought longer than 30 seconds and who have little experience of the world outside of TV. The viewer feels some sympathy for the actors, playing a script in which every utterance rings false and every motivation has not been thought through. The only message that comes through clearly in this piece is "we're all fatuous idiots without any kind of a clue". Working to help produce such a bad movie cannot have been satisfying from any of the involved actors' career perspectives. The sex scenes can have only been added in the misguided hope of spicing up a woefully lost film. These scenes have no real bearing on such a skeleton storyline and, with such dumpy- looking participants engaged in coy, passionless grapplings, they are far from titillating. The punch-ups and scuffles are equally unmoving and leave the viewer mystified, wondering why they even happened. After 2 hours of pointless dreck masquerading as emotionally-fraught DRAMA, this tale could have ended in any number of ways, any of which wouldn't have made any difference to what this movie amounted to: cinematic barf. Only thing to do is flush it. Twice.


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