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Knifer (2010)

Mahairovgaltis (original title)
Following his father's death, Nikos leaves the provinces to work in Athens guarding his brutish uncle's dogs. Nikos finds the dynamic of his relationship with his uncle changing when his uncle's wife draws closer to him.


Yannis Economides
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Credited cast:
Stathis Stamoulakatos ... Nikos
Vangelis Mourikis ... Alekos
Maria Kallimani ... Gogo
Giannis Voulgarakis ... Nikos' friend
Yannis Anastasakis ... Drunk man
Nikol Drizi Nikol Drizi ... Nikos' girl
Konstantinos Siradakis ... Waiter (as Kostas Syradakis)
Themis Angelopoulos Themis Angelopoulos ... Liquor store thief
Costas Fylaktidis ... Liquor store thief
Ioakim Mylonas Ioakim Mylonas ... Liquor store thief
Danis Aptosoglou Danis Aptosoglou ... Pro-po patron
Manolis Fylaktidis Manolis Fylaktidis ... Pro-po patron
Regina Litsi Regina Litsi ... Pro-po patron
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Simela Athanasiadou Simela Athanasiadou ... Woman in bar A'
Wendy Betelges Wendy Betelges ... Female Doberman


Spending his days indolently somewhere in the Greek province, devoid of dreams and ambitions, Nikos has embraced a life without future. Under those circumstances, soon after the death of his father, Alekos, his uncle, will urge him to leave the village's miserable life to settle in with him in Athens, offering food and shelter in return for an uninteresting, yet easy job. As a result, Nikos will find himself isolated in a remote and drab Athenian suburb without friends or interests, where the frail balance between his uncle, his lustful aunt and himself will be inevitably disrupted with unforeseen and dreadful consequences. Written by Nick Riganas

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Nothing much, really
8 September 2013 | by cospozSee all my reviews

I was impressed by Oikonomidis' short film "Mono Mirizontas Giasemi," and "To Spirtokouto" fascinated me. The everyday decadence of a working-class Greek family, its depiction of contemporary Greek culture, the use of language, great, really great."I Psihi sto Stoma" was overdoing it, repeating the aesthetics of "To Spirtokouto" without much innovation in the script, but still acceptable. On the other hand, "Mahairovgaltis" has nothing much to say. The script is totally missing, the acting is less than OK and has nothing to add to the aesthetics of the movie-plus, the low-life working class theme is no news for Oikonomidis. The movie is flat, no climax whatsoever,the black-and-white aesthetic does not make its point. I only enjoyed the wonderful shots and the photography, but nothing else really.

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Release Date:

4 November 2010 (Greece) See more »

Also Known As:

Cuţitarul See more »

Filming Locations:

Athens, Greece See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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