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Loufa kai parallagi (1984)

The "adventures" of some friends during their military service.

Director:

Nicos Perakis

Writer:

Nicos Perakis
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Nikos Kalogeropoulos Nikos Kalogeropoulos ... Pvt Ioannis Papadopoulos
Giorgos Kimoulis ... Pvt Ahilleas Labrou
Takis Spiridakis ... Pvt Panagiotis Balourdos
Stavros Xenidis Stavros Xenidis ... Col A. Kontelis
Andreas Filippides ... Lt. Col. Minas Katsabelas
Hristos Valavanidis ... Maj D. Karavidis
Antonis Theodorakopoulos Antonis Theodorakopoulos ... Captain
Nikos Tsachiridis ... Staff Sergeant
Fotis Polyxronopoulos Fotis Polyxronopoulos ... Pvt Michalis Karamanos
Giannis Hatzigiannis Giannis Hatzigiannis ... Pvt Petros Savvidis
Paris Tselios Paris Tselios ... Pvt Marlafekas
Stavros Mavridis Stavros Mavridis ... Pvt Apostolis Apostolopoulos
Tania Kapsali Tania Kapsali ... Emmanouela Dimaki
Ira Papamichail Ira Papamichail ... Soula
Ifigeneia Makati Ifigeneia Makati ... Katerina Papadopoulou
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Storyline

The film is the story of a group of soldiers, who, in the course of their compulsory military service in 1967 and 1968, before and during the military dictatorship in Greece, are assigned to the then recently founded Armed Forces Television. This TV station, founded for the civilian population, was run by the Cinematographic Unit of the army which until then had only produced propaganda films and newsreels and was responsible for entertaining the troops and other charity organizations with movie screenings. The personnel was composed mostly of soldiers, who already had experience in the film business in their civilian lives, as well as those who received their training in the army. The story may be only 95% true, but that is simply because the true story is even more absurd... Written by Greek Film Center

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Genres:

Comedy

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Official Sites:

Greek Film Centre - (Greek)

Country:

Greece

Language:

Greek

Release Date:

3 October 1984 (Greece) See more »

Also Known As:

Loafing and Camouflage See more »

Filming Locations:

Athens, Greece

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (miniseries)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

At one point, the gate officer informs Pvt. Papadopoulos that Von Canaris is looking for him. While the officer's name is actually Major D. Karavidis, who is the intelligence officer of the unit, this is a reference to Admiral Wilhelm Franz Canaris who was the head of the Abwehr, the German military intelligence service, from 1935 to 1944. See more »

Connections

Followed by Bios + politeia (1987) See more »

Soundtracks

TSIFTETELI
Performed by Eleftheria Arvanitaki
Music by Nikos Mamangakis
Lyrics by Nicos Perakis
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The best ever Greek film
2 October 2007 | by AngeneerSee all my reviews

I know most of you (like me) when you see characterizations like "best ever" move quickly to the next comment, since probably the comment was written by a person who is easy to impress.

But trust me, this is really, honestly, the best Greek movie ever made. It is extremely topical, has fantastic performances (by actors that nowadays are comedy legends) and great direction. It's one of those movies people have seen countless times and know the lines by heart.

One setback is that in order to truly appreciate it you have to be Greek or at least have a very good knowledge of modern Greek history and culture and especially the junta era of 1967-74 and the years immediately preceding it.


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