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Istoria 52 (2008)

Love leads to madness when an unstable man falls for an unsuspecting woman in this thriller from Greece.

Director:

Alexis Alexiou

Writers:

Alexis Alexiou, Efi Gavrilou (dialogue editor)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Yorgos Kakanakis Yorgos Kakanakis ... Iasonas
Serafita Grigoriadou ... Pinelopi
Dafni Labroyanni ... Katerina
Orfeas Zafeiropoulos Orfeas Zafeiropoulos ... Giorgos
Giasemi Kilaidoni Giasemi Kilaidoni ... Danai
Argiris Thanasoulas Argiris Thanasoulas ... Stamatis
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Yorgos Karamihos ... Iasonas' voice (voice) (as Giorgos Karamihos)
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Love leads to madness when an unstable man falls for an unsuspecting woman in this thriller from Greece.

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Sometimes your mind is the most dangerous place to be

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Mystery | Thriller

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Country:

Greece

Language:

Greek

Release Date:

10 April 2008 (Greece) See more »

Also Known As:

52-es történet See more »

Filming Locations:

Athens, Greece

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Budget:

€100,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital (original version)

Color:

Color | Color (35 mm version)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Lullaby
Performed by Alexandra Boussiou
Written by Peekay Tayloh & Yannis Veslemes
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Form over substance
14 November 2014 | by maracSee all my reviews

This thriller seriously suffers from the illness that could be summed up as "form over substance". Until the very end we do not know which events are real and which happen only in imagination of the protagonist. It doesn't really matter anyway, because this story - which could be easily summarized in no more than three sentences - is not absorbing, leaving audience uninterested in developments of the plot. One watches consecutive versions of this simple story with growing fatigue, the more so the ending of the movie can be predicted long before the obvious finale.

To sum up, "Tale 52" is boring for a thriller and too simplistic to be treated as a study of insanity. You will make better use of your time if you watch "Lost Highway" by David Lynch instead - the movie that is formally similar, but much much better.

My rating: 2/10


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