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Soul Kicking (2006)

I psyhi sto stoma (original title)
Takis is trapped. Takis tries to escape. Takis wants money.

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Takis
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Periklis
Maria Kehayioglou ...
Eirini
Yannis Voulgarakis ...
Giorgos
Maria Nafpliotou ...
Popi
Costas Xikominos ...
Tzimis
Sasa Kritsi ...
Angeliki
Alekos Pangalos ...
Kostas
Yannis Anastasakis ...
Dimitris Xanthopoulos ...
Nikos
Konstadinos Siradakis ...
Giannis
Ernestos Voutsinos ...
Spyros
Faidra Moustou ...
Olga
Regina Litsi ...
Maria
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Takis' Child
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Storyline

Takis is trapped. Takis tries to escape. Takis wants money. He's got a family, a baby, a home... Takis is being cheated. He loves her and he suffers... Takis can't take it at work. He's besieged by savages. But his boss tops them all... Takis has one friend and relatives. Woe is him!... Takis has run out of time. Yet, in his mind, a heavy black cloud has settled, turning everything dark... Takis is silent. He lies down and fills with rage. He fills with rage and sinks deeper... Written by proistorikos

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The Torture Never Stops. See more »

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Soul Kicking is the first Greek feature film that was shot in high definition format. See more »

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Referenced in Yperoha plasmata: I agapi tha mas kanei kommatia (2007) See more »

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Soul Kicking
Written by Akis Kapranos
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shallow and not pedantic
27 October 2010 | by See all my reviews

A film about oppressed people, being that a result of their psychotic reality, or the nature of everyday life, the psychological instability experienced, through a twisted and shallow understanding of problematic solutions. The point is that all characters are beyond a sample of what might be society's "normal standards". However the truth lays in the fact that being bald to admit – each person in modern social structures manifests some pathological symptoms concerning the functional pathways of an individual mindset. But the ability to control situations is what makes people to continue and find a meaning on their actions. In few words characters such as those portrayed in the film are a glance within the sick or unpleasant human we hide - first - from our self. A world dismantled of dignity which might - as well - be an interesting case study, but it's not. This project fails to allow the audience to become a part of a play that portrays the apoptotic results of an alienated routine towards survival. What actually happens here is that the picture is watched from outside, and from there it's also easily forgotten. What remains in the end is a repetition of meaningless foul language most proper for an alternative soap opera. There is a statement there, surely and a strong one too, but the most disappointing outcome is that the audience tends to think on the basis of the film happening in the present in front of their eyes thus wrongly identifying the right in an unbearably fuzzy and disturbing point of view towards one's actions. At least the director and the actors depicted a grim reality – I hope that bleakness becomes symbolic.


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