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A Greek shopkeeper discovers something about his family's past when his mother embraces an Albanian worker.A Greek shopkeeper discovers something about his family's past when his mother embraces an Albanian worker.A Greek shopkeeper discovers something about his family's past when his mother embraces an Albanian worker.
Stavros, a Greek shopkeeper cares for his aging mother after a stroke. Pity that his worst fears slowly are realized: he might be Albanian instead of Greek! Feeding these fears are his mother's lapses into Albanian language, the disconcerting appearance of an Albanian brother of whom he was unaware, and his neighbor's dog who only barks at Albanians. Stavros and his "brother" gradually reach a tenuous rapprochement even as his Greek neighbors begin to shun him. The old lady's funeral offers opportunities for conflict and resolution in Stavros' tight-knit enclave even as the community rapidly changes around them. —Mediavilla
That's all Greek to me!!
As I expected it was the appropriate choice of movie for a Saturday night. It's a great movie that combines entertainment and education. I believe that this movie brings Greek cinema in a higher level. All the people that participate in this production have made great job. The story is about a middle-aged man, Stavros whose life hasn't any surprises. He has a mini-market and not a lot of customers. With his friends, who have more or less the same interests, relax all day drinking coffee and playing football. Their only problems are Albanians. One of them has even trained his dog to bark to Albanians. However, one day Stavros' mother recognises her lost son in the eyes of an Albanian. The whole life of the main characters turns upside down wandering if Stavros is from Albania or not. On the other hand Savros tries to get her ex-wife back. Antonis Kafetzopoulos is unbelievable in the role. The movie is a combination of drama and comedy. It shows a reality that happens in so many countries and nations. I'm sure you will laugh but it will also make you think. I totally recommend it.
- Oct 18, 2009
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