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God Loves Caviar (2012)

O Theos agapaei to haviari (original title)
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The Greek pirate who turned businessman, Ioannis Varvakis, made his fortune selling caviar in Russia and all over the world. Varvakis strives all his life for freedom for himself and then for his country.

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Yannis Smaragdis
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Sebastian Koch ... Varvakis
Evgeniy Stychkin ... Ivan
Juan Diego Botto ... Lefentarios
Olga Sutulova ... Helena
John Cleese ... McCormick
Catherine Deneuve ... Empress Catherine II of Russia
Marisha Triantafyllidou ... Maria (as Marissa Triandafyllidou)
Akis Sakellariou ... Kimon
Christopher Papakaliatis ... Ekaterini the Great's counselor (as Christoforos Papakaliatis)
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)
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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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decent job
5 March 2020 | by KirpianuscusSee all my reviews

It is real easy to critic this film. But it is not exactly fair. Because it gives a large story in decent manner. For Catherine Deneuve as Catherine the Great and for the hard work of Sebastian Koch. For noble idea and for the interesting manner to reflect it. Sure, it is not great, remarkable or memorable. But, in each scene you feel the taste of salted sea and, in few, you imagine the taste of caviar. So, a pure Greek film, a pure Greek story.


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Country:

Greece | Russia

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Greek | Russian | English

Release Date:

11 October 2012 (Greece) See more »

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Aegina, Greece See more »

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Budget:

EUR8,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,906,528
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Dolby Digital

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Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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