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Roda, tsanta kai kopana (1982)

A major hit in the Greek cinemas at the time, this comedy by Omiros Efstratiadis is about a bunch of teenagers who make things difficult for their teachers.


Giannis Sklavos


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Stamatis Gardelis ... Pavlos Kortesis
Yorgos Rigas Yorgos Rigas ... Aris Halias
Steve Douzos ... Bilias
Teta Konstada ... School Girl
Giannis Gionakis Giannis Gionakis ... Inspector
Nikos Rizos Nikos Rizos ... Gymnastics Profesor
Makis Demiris Makis Demiris ... Theology Prof.
Mimis Fotopoulos Mimis Fotopoulos ... Aristeidis Havales
Antonis Papadopoulos Antonis Papadopoulos ... Sexology Prof.
Vina Asiki ... Mrs. Glyka
Ruselle Stavrou Ruselle Stavrou ... Language Prof.
Teta Douzou ... Romina
Marina Roma Marina Roma ... School Girl
Apostolos Souglakos Apostolos Souglakos ... Irodis
Sofia Angelidou Sofia Angelidou ... School Girl


Aristides Chavales, the kind-hearted headmaster and founder of the historical Chavale Lyceum, along with the estimable teachers of the institution find themselves in a predicament, as student and faculty tensions boil over. With each day being a battlefield because of the harmless, but nonetheless, naughty pranks and the pupils' totally inappropriate behaviour, the helpless instructors have no other choice but to stay calm, and above all, be patient, until the academic year is finally over. Hopefully, their troubles will be over by graduation; however, can the teachers make it until then? Written by Nick Riganas

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1982 (Greece) See more »

Also Known As:

Wheel, Bag, and Truants See more »

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Spentzos Films See more »
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The film was screened between 1982 and 1983 and cut 201,304 tickets. It came 5th in 48 movies. See more »


Followed by Roda, tsanta & kopana no 2 (1983) See more »

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A very good effort for the 80's
16 March 2005 | by sifounas106See all my reviews

Considering the era and the cultural situation of Greece at the time this movie got released I can only say that it is a very good effort overall. Many elements have a satirical meaning and a metaphor. Some of the jokes that the students put their teachers through are quite clever. To be honest I saw this movie when I was 16 years old and I remember that I laughed my eyes out watching it. It is good, honest humor and emits a light hearted approach on the high-school life. It is certainly not the best production movie, but, on the other hand leaves you with a smile on your face. Another point that is emphasized on the movie is the unity of friendship. A very good effort for it's time, a classic to me. Mind you, on the following years -the kingdom of VHS- this movie was imitated at least 10 times!!!

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