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God Loves Caviar is the compelling story of IOANNIS VARVAKIS, and his journey from humble Greek pirate to international caviar millionaire, with the ear of Catherine the Great of Russia. ... See full summary »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Sebastian Koch ... Varvakis
Evgeniy Stychkin ... Ivan
Juan Diego Botto ... Lefentarios
Olga Sutulova ... Helena
John Cleese ... McCormick
Catherine Deneuve ... Empress Catherine II of Russia
Akis Sakellariou ... Kimon
Alexandra Sakelaropoulou ... Varvakis' Mother
Fotini Baxevani
Lakis Lazopoulos ... Fisherman of God
Pavlos Kontoyannidis
Alexandros Mylonas ... Temporary Prime Minister
Giannis Vouros ... Businessman A (as Yannis Vouros)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Alexis Antonopoulos ... Young Man
Yorgos Charalabidis ... (as George Charalambidis)
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God Loves Caviar is the compelling story of IOANNIS VARVAKIS, and his journey from humble Greek pirate to international caviar millionaire, with the ear of Catherine the Great of Russia. His wealth and power, however, do not give him contentment, and his boundless ambition only brings suffering, until he gives everything away, including himself, in the name of love. This epic tale, based on Varvakis' real life, moves from the Greek island of Psara to the court of Catherine the Great in Russia and the shores of the Caspian Sea, and then back to Greece, a country torn by civil war and the fight for independence, during the Revolution of 1821 against the Ottoman Empire. Written by mike

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caviar | millionaire | greece | patriot | See All (4) »

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Can anyone ever truly be free?


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Country:

Greece | Russia

Language:

Greek | Russian | English

Release Date:

11 October 2012 (Greece) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Aegina, Greece See more »

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Budget:

€8,000,000 (estimated)
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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color
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good intentions, great prospects, bad movie
23 May 2013 | by johnmin01See all my reviews

The original matter is excellent , but the movie is bad. First of all the storyline, is not follow the historical events so the movie is not historical. The original story is much more interesting and complicated, but if the movie based exactly on history the production would be very expensive.Even thought the scenario is interesting.Is a low budget production, but some scenes looks completely unreal like to be filmed by not professionals. I think could be used old buildings instead of cheap graphics .Also, the film never shows why Varvakhs is a great benefactor for Greek and Russian people too. Better film than El Greco, but the producer should think seriously if he wants to make another historical movie without the proper funds.


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