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Peppermint (1999)

An old classmate's invitation paves the way for a trip down memory lane, as an aerospace engineer still has the taste of love's first kiss in his mouth. But, thirty years since their passion-ridden embrace, so does his dear first cousin.


Costas Kapakas


Costas Kapakas
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Georges Corraface ... Stefanos
Ageliki Spiliopoulou Ageliki Spiliopoulou ... Marina
Anny Loulou ... Alkistis Karouzou
Alexandros Mylonas ... Pavlos
Zoi Voudouri ... Venetia
Nikoletta Vlavianou ... Ariadni
Tasos Palatzidis ... Mihalakis
Markella Pappa Markella Pappa ... Marina at 12
Konstadina Stefanopoulou Konstadina Stefanopoulou ... Marina at 5
Nikos Amvrosiou Nikos Amvrosiou ... Stefanos at 17
Maria Kanellopoulou Maria Kanellopoulou ... Theousa
Natasa Manisali ... Teacher
Nikos Yanakouras Nikos Yanakouras ... Stefanos at 5
Giorgos Gerontidakis-Sempetadelis ... Stefanos at 11
Vassilis Karayannis Vassilis Karayannis


It's been nearly thirty long years since the passion-ridden gathering at a schoolmate's house, and an unexpected phone call by that same long-lost friend triggers a whirlwind of emotions, as the aerospace engineer, Stefanos Karouzos, finds himself taken by surprise. Unable to turn down his old classmate's warm invitation, Stefanos heads to the memory-laden place not knowing what to expect, as vivid flashbacks of an innocent childhood in 1960s-Greece pave the way for a sentimental trip down memory lane. But, surprisingly, Stefanos still has the taste of love's first kiss in his mouth--and even though she can't openly admit it--so does his dear first cousin, Marina. Back then, a chaste kiss marked the beginning of an impossible relationship. Now, the same peck on the lips is about to reunite two estranged cousins at the fascinating get-together. However, is Marina still having feelings for Stefanos? Written by Nick Riganas

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The movie was screened during 1999-2000 and sold 180,000 tickets. It came 4th out of 18 movies. See more »

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31 October 2005 | by wot31See all my reviews

Peppermint was one of the psychosis of the Greek middle-to-upper class family of the postwar era. It was a status symbol, and almost every Greek home with a good reputation, had a bottle in its refrigerator. It was the time of the first electric fridges (those monsters built by Kelvinator, me thinks), the first private cars moving in Greece, and some of the coolest dancing songs ever made, like "She Loves You". Friendship, being childish, and teenage love are the themes touched in this film, and the scenario and direction are very affectionate about it.

Having never lived this era (I am a child born in the evil 80s) I cant say that it brings me memories of my childhood, at least not in the way it does to my parents. But it certainly reminds me the treats of being childish from time to time...

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Release Date:

10 December 1999 (Greece) See more »

Also Known As:

Borsmenta See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby SR (ProLogic)



Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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