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Honey and the Pig (2005)

Loukoumades me meli (original title)
Manos returns to his hometown where he finds his children love and starts a chain of events that leads to the uncovering of a dark secret.

Director:

Olga Malea

Writers:

Apostolos Alexopoulos, Christina Kallas (consultant writer) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

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Christos Loulis ... Manos
Fay Xyla ... Fenia (as Faye Xila)
Vladimiros Kiriakidis ... Thrasos
Haris Mavroudis Haris Mavroudis ... Periklis
Fotini Baxevani ... Aunt
Dimitris Piatas ... Billy
Sofia Filippidou Sofia Filippidou ... Ismini / Antigoni
Pavlos Haikalis ... Uncle Leonidas
Spyros Kitsanellis Spyros Kitsanellis ... Ahilleas
Sofia Vogiatzaki ... Filitsa
Kleon Gregoriadis Kleon Gregoriadis ... Bus Driver
Sakis Boulas ... Flat Owner
Mara Barola ... Ourania
Manousou Daphne ... Alexandra (as Dafnie Manousou)
Margarita Amarantidi ... Anna
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Storyline

Although adored by women, MANOS (25) desperately avoids sex. To escape a girlfriend who has almost got him to bed, he flees to his village. There, in an isolated hut, he discovers his UNCLE offering loukoumades (a kind of Greek donuts) to a 10-year old BOY. The scene looks innocent, but Manos suspects that his uncle has "other" intentions. Manos teams up with FENIA, a young woman hearse driver, and a pet piglet, which adores loukoumades, to set up his uncle. In the process however Manos falls in love with Fenia, while the pet piglet turns the village upside down. Would MANOS' suspicions about his uncle be confirmed? Would he be able go all the way with FENIA? In the end, love and joy is found in an enormous pan full of loukoumades. Written by Costas Lambropoulos

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A crazy comedy that uncovers secrets and lies...

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Comedy

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The movie was screened during 2004-2005 and sold 50,000 tickets. It came 2nd out of 16 movies. See more »

Connections

Features Poor Anastasia (2003) See more »

Soundtracks

Loukoumades me meli
Composed by Yorgos Andreou
Lyrics by Thodoris Gonis
Performed by Eleni Tsaligopoulou
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A delightful comedy about death and child molestation.
8 June 2006 | by sftigerSee all my reviews

Olga Malea's new comedy raised quite a ruckus when it opened in Athens, offending many people with its comedic framing of a hunt for a pedophile. The comedy actually opens up the characters of people surrounding the molester and creates a sense of humanity and depth without in any way excusing the crime. In fact, as it unfolds, some of the zaniness that builds the comedy is revealed as having more purpose and hidden depth than is apparent at first.

The romantic leads, Hristos Loulis and Faye Xila, are very engaging and sexy, he in a very sweet, vulnerable, natural way, she as a comedic over-sexed goth working as an undertaker's assistant. The funereal aspect is a bit of a cross between "Six Feet Under" and the old Keystone Kop farces, but part of the charm of the comically disastrous events surrounding the funerals is the insight into Greek customs, especially as they are being complicated by modernization.

"9" seems a high rating as so much of the movie is really quite good, but not really top notch, (more like a 7 or 8) yet the outstanding way in which it handles a very touchy subject earns it extra points, and the overall juggling of the different erotic and comedic themes, along with the more delicate material is extremely deft.


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Country:

Greece

Language:

Greek

Release Date:

7 January 2005 (Greece) See more »

Also Known As:

Honey and the Pig See more »

Filming Locations:

Athens, Greece

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby SR | 3 Channel Stereo (RCA Sound System)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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