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Plato's Academy (2009)

Akadimia Platonos (original title)
A Greek shopkeeper discovers something about his family's past when his mother embraces an Albanian worker.

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Filippos Tsitos
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Cast

Cast overview:
Antonis Kafetzopoulos Antonis Kafetzopoulos ... Stavros
Anastasis Kozdine Anastasis Kozdine ... Marenglen
Titika Sarigouli ... Harikleia
Giorgos Souxes ... Nikos
Kostas Koronaios Kostas Koronaios ... Argyris
Panagiotis Stamatakis Panagiotis Stamatakis ... Thymios
Maria Zorba Maria Zorba ... Dina
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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. Written by Mediavilla

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How can you throw out the stranger, when he hides inside you?

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Comedy | Drama

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Country:

Greece | Germany

Language:

Greek | Albanian | German

Release Date:

15 October 2009 (Greece) See more »

Also Known As:

100% grec See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Quotes

Nikos: Let it play!
Stavros: I can't stand it.
Nikos: This is music too!
Stavros: It's not the same thing!
Nikos: Why not?
Stavros: Rock music isn't just music! It's a concept. It's an ideology. A way of living! - Exactly! A way of living.
Nikos: What kind of living?
Argyris: He doesn't get it, man.
Stavros: When you go to those bars, what do you do?
Nikos: What do I do?
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That's all Greek to me!!
18 October 2009 | by pan-christouSee all my reviews

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.


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