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Kleftroni kai gentleman (1986)

| Comedy | 1986 (Greece)
Stathis tries to find a job but in the meantime he finds Marina, who he decides to help figure out who is behind the motorcycle that has been stolen from her father.

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Giorgos Mylonas
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Stathis Psaltis Stathis Psaltis ... Stathis Lendoakridis
Efi Pikoula Efi Pikoula ... Marina
Pavlos Evagelopoulos Pavlos Evagelopoulos ... Tony
Stella Konstadinidou ... Karabelas' Wife
Dimitris Banos ... Police Officer
Yorgos Rigas Yorgos Rigas ... Freskos
Evagelia Samiotaki ... Stathis' Mother
Spyros Kalogirou ... Arhelaos
Thomas Konstadinidis Thomas Konstadinidis ... Director
Liza Malindretou Liza Malindretou ... Thief
Tasos Psomopoulos Tasos Psomopoulos ... Best Man
Vasilis Kamitsis Vasilis Kamitsis
Alekos Zartaloudis ... Karabelas
Makis Kostinis Makis Kostinis
Maria Palaiologou Maria Palaiologou ... Thodora
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Storyline

Freshly graduated from university, Stathis, an ambitious young man, has high hopes of finding his dream job, but instead, the doors keep closing in his face. As the hopeful applicant starts to realise that a little something extra is needed to succeed in his search for employment, the unexpected encounter with the beautiful Marina will shift his focus in the name of love. Now, there's nothing Stathis wouldn't do for her, including finding those despicable crooks who targeted Marina's father. But, can a gentleman become a thief just for his sweetheart's sake? Written by Nick Riganas

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Country:

Greece

Language:

Greek

Release Date:

1986 (Greece) See more »

Also Known As:

A Thief and a Gentleman Too See more »

Filming Locations:

Papagou, Athens, Greece See more »

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Mono

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Kleftroni kai gentleman
Performed by Stathis Psaltis & Liza Malindretou
Composed by Giorgos Theodosiadis
Lyrics by Giorgos Mylonas
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Somewhat weak
24 October 2012 | by Der_SchnibblerSee all my reviews

Like other of Psaltis' films, the pretext for this comedy was a critique of 1980s Greece, this time unemployment.

The film begins with Psaltis ecstatic that he has finally got his university degree in hand. He skips home to show it off to his mother and then...finds himself unemployed. His mother insists he get married and have children so that he may receive state benefits but, wouldn't you know it, Stathis is in love with a girl who is engaged to a petty thief disguised as sensitive aesthete.

Unfortunately, this film is nowhere near as well made or well-paced as "Kamikaze, agapi mou" which came out three years earlier. The slapstick and dirty words of phrase for which Psaltis is known are there as always, but the story is just thin and weak. At times, the movie just drags.

Fans will enjoy it, but it's far from the quality of "Kamikaze, agapi mou" or "Vasika... kalispera sas."


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