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This film takes place at a small village at the greek island of Chios, sometime around 1960. When the local field watchman dies, the agronomist must assign a new field watchman to be responsible for this village. We watch as four different people take this job and fail one after the other...Written by
Chris Makrozahopoulos <firstname.lastname@example.org>
There are films with a bad screenplay, but good techniques. And films with a good screenplay, but with bad techniques. This film features a mediocre script combined with lousy technique:
the ubiquitous soundtrack (Vivaldi's Four Seasons) was not coincident with any scene. Even not with series of scenes, because that music was played across several scenes of quite different type. I would have liked to hear more Greek traditional music, especially when a corresponding landscape was shown. Seems that the director just wanted to impress with that impressive music, but to the expert, that does not work.
in landscape scenes, the immediate foreground was hardly seen, an average of 40% was dedicated to the blurry sky. So the spectator had the tendency to interpret what was invisible under the knees of the actors.
connected to that: the bad picture quality, too blurred. A pity, especially when nice landscapes were shown.
helpless inspectors: always in a thick uniform (is it never hot in Greece?), the rifle always hanging down by the side of the shoulder or in the hand. Not a good image especially when running through the bushes.
some animal inhumanity: indispensable in a film from the South from before 2000. Dogs kidnapped or shot, cats screaming, donkeys overcharged by two overweight inspectors.
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