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The Enemy Within (2013)

O ehthros mou (original title)
A violent dilemma in Athens today.

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Credited cast:
Manolis Mavromatakis ...
Kostas Stasinos / Father
Maria Zorba ...
Rania Stasinou / Mother
Yiorgos Gallos ...
Sotiris Logaras / Neighbor
Antonis Karistinos ...
Achilleas / friend
Thanasis Papageorgiou ...
Father in Law
Ariadni Kavalierou ...
Louiza Stasinou / Daughter
Ilias Moulas ...
Andreas Stasinos / Son
Vesela Kazakova ...
Romanian Woman
Tudor Chirila ...
Romanian Man
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Police Officer
Nikos Dallas ...
Police Interrogator (as Nikos Dalas)
Thanos Grammenos ...
Uncle-Village
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Doctor
Frixos Manasakis ...
Gang member
Konstantinos Moraitis ...
Rapist (as Konstadinos Moraitis)
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In Athens today, Kostas, a progressive ideologist, lives a regular life with his wife and their teenage daughter and son, until his home is ransacked by a hooded gang. The experience of extreme violence shatters the family's peace, bringing his father's hunting rifle violently into their lives. The story of a morally demolished man who used to be the pillar of his family and of his struggle to get life back to normal.

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Discussing Ethic
24 December 2015 | by (Greece) – See all my reviews

Few films have managed to treat a controversial social issue and let prevail ethic at the same time as this, as this largely neglected film has done. Touching the problem of immigrants in 21st century Greece (right before the oncoming giant flew of refugees that marked our country and our hearts in 2015), their unstable position in the society, the insecurity they may cause n some parts of the population and different reactions, it goes far beyond reaching to biblical ethic questions. Should we take revenge the old Testament style, an eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth? And if so, what are the consequences? Can one man stand on foot on his own after that? And what about the ones he loves, is he able to protect them?

The way out is forgiveness. It comes in a stunning way and liberates the hero, while dazzling him at the same time.The enemy within is beaten by mutual forgiveness, compassion and solidarity towards the real enemy. The rest to be seen...


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