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The Building Manager (2009)

O diaheiristis (original title)
A gently ironic portrait of a midlife crisis. Pavlos takes over the job of building manager just as a sewage pipe bursts. Will Pavlos succeed in fixing the broken sewage pipe before he can ... See full summary »
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Credited cast:
Periklis Hoursoglou ...
Pavlos
Evangelia Adreadaki ...
Niki (as Vangelio Andreadaki)
Efstathia Tsapareli ...
Gianna
Kostas Voutsas ...
Mr. Isidoros
Katerina Yioulaki ...
Mrs. Violeta
Konstadinos Hoursoglou ...
Ilias
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Iordanis Hoursoglou ...
Nikos
Petros Petrakis
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A gently ironic portrait of a midlife crisis. Pavlos takes over the job of building manager just as a sewage pipe bursts. Will Pavlos succeed in fixing the broken sewage pipe before he can fix his own wrecked life? Director Hoursoglou succeeds in creating a faithful, entertaining, and even touching portrait of "ordinary" interpersonal relations. Written by Karlovy Vary International Film Festival

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A sweet story about a man, buildings..and getting old.
20 October 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

We saw this film at the Chicago International Film Festival. We found it a somewhat self-indulgent piece where Periklis Hoursoglou, the writer, director and star, must contend with a character (Pavlos) who enjoys two devoted women, one only 23, and a lying, sabotaging mother who resists his efforts to cease being her child, and to assume his deceased father's role as head of the family and building manager.

I enjoyed the film; my Finnish wife disliked the women's characters for their undying affection for Pavlos; she called the film an old man's dream world. I enjoyed learning about maintaining those old Greek buildings,and how plumbers are the same everywhere. But in the end, it was a sweet story about a man's life, and the universal problems we all encounter getting older.


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