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 ...
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Thanasis Vengos plays a poor young man that comes to Athens looking for a job. We watch as he tries many different jobs; druggist, photographer, even wrestling referee. The result is always hilarious and explosive!
Thou-Vou and his new partner accept three imaginary tasks from a cunning director who is only interested in filming the unsuspecting duo for an upcoming movie feature. Will the two agents manage to squeeze success out of failure?
With six sisters on the verge of marriage, a desperate spinster aunt, and an entire block of flats depending on him, an indefatigable concierge is making plans for the future; however, he must first find suitable husbands for his siblings.
Antonis is married for four years with Eleni, and despite they are rich they live in a ruined house. Antonis who is very focused on how to make more money and nothing else, in the beginning... See full summary »
Four stories, humorous, romantic or dramatic, are linked by a counterfeit gold sovereign. It is made by the honest engraver in the first story, seduced by the charms of a young widow, and ... See full summary »
A well-off grocery owner and his right hand, a kind but insolent provincial, who are head over heels for two young neighbours, are about to have their ambitious plans crushed when the girls' true sweethearts will make their appearance.
Two rich old friends, Andreas and Agisilaos are in love with young Rita. Andreas believes that youth and not money drive the word. He sells his soul to the devil, becomes young and flirts ... See full summary »
The politician Theophilos Ferekis recruits secretary Theodoros Parlas, which satisfies the need to smooth lied to voters. The falsehoods of Theodoros are quickly become a nuisance for ... See full summary »
Leonidas Petrohilos, Director of the Naval Academy, is a strict and difficult widower with three sons. At home there is total chaos, until the moment he hires a housekeeper Mrs. Mary, who ... See full summary »
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.
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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