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Ti ekanes ston polemo Thanasi (1971)

A wild tale of mistaken identity set during the Nazi occupation of Greece and starring the great Thanasis Vengos. Thanasis is called upon, during the Occupation, to testify at the trial of ... See full summary »

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Efi Roditi ...
Danai
Antonis Papadopoulos ...
Hans
Kaiti Lambropoulou ...
Kleopatra
Katerina Gogou ...
Froso Karathanasi
Nikitas Platis ...
Thodoros
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Dimitris Veakis
Stelios Lionakis
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Giorgos Hristofylakis
Giorgos Hristopoulos
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A wild tale of mistaken identity set during the Nazi occupation of Greece and starring the great Thanasis Vengos. Thanasis is called upon, during the Occupation, to testify at the trial of a tavern owner accused of serving cat meat to his customers. He too is accused of perjury and imprisoned with some resistance fighters. The resistance fighters escape, but Thanasis remains in his cell. He is accused of being Ivan, the notorious ringleader of certain revolutionaries.

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24 September 1971 (Greece)  »

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What Did You Do in the War, Thanassi?  »

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One of Greece's best
15 June 2008 | by See all my reviews

In a politically troubled Greece, this film is more than important to the country's cinematographic history. When I first watched this film, I was stunned by this rather plain and simple production, being so meaningful as to stand out strikingly. Although, the plot takes place in a different time in the past, again politically troubled, the parallelism are obvious.

In a very creative way, the director, Dinos Katsouridis, managed to incorporate different aspects of everyday life under harsh circumstances and produce a result filled with melancholy and nostalgia. Thanassis Vengos offers an outstanding performance in the first role, proving that he can do much more than comedy.

Overall, it's simple, meaningful in various ways, with discrete tasteful humor and touching. It is worth watching by anyone.


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