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Stratos (2014)

To mikro psari (original title)
By night, Stratos works in a bread factory but by day, he's a professional hit man. He needs the cash to free Leonidas from prison because the latter once saved his life when he was behind ... See full summary »

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Yannis Economides
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Vangelis Mourikis ... Stratos
Petros Zervos ... Makis
Vicky Papadopoulou ... Vicky
Yannis Tsortekis ... Yorgos
Giorgos Giannopoulos ... Petropoulos
Yannis Anastasakis ... Stratos' Boss
Polina Dellatola ... Katerina
Giannis Voulgarakis ... Johnny
Sonja Theodoridou ... Jenny Petropulos (as Sonia Theodoridou)
Popi Tsapanidou ... Maria
Alekos Pangalos ... Leonidas
Stathis Stamoulakatos ... Bakey Boss
Maria Kallimani ... Woman in Cemetery
Omiros Poulakis ... Young Lawyer
Giorgos Biniaris ... Katerina's Grandfather
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By night, Stratos works in a bread factory but by day, he's a professional hit man. He needs the cash to free Leonidas from prison because the latter once saved his life when he was behind bars. For Stratos, this is simply a question of honour. We've no idea how many people he's already killed, but we do notice that he still has a conscience. He attentively looks after a neighbour's child, eight-year-old Katharina, as well as her mother and an uncle. At last he has enough money for the prison break-out. But Leonidas is lured into a bloody trap, by his brother of all people, who disappears with the money. At the same time Stratos learns that little Katharina is in danger - both psychologically and physically. He must act, even if this means following one wrongdoing with another. Written by lletaif

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"Stratos" marks the third collaboration between director Yannis Economides and cinematographer Dimitris Katsaitis after "Knifer" and "Soul Kicking". See more »

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Bleak stare into the state of greek society.
12 November 2018 | by BlackArtsIncSee all my reviews

This is a contemporary film noir. A bleak, harsh look at a society in deep crisis not only of an economic nature but a crisis of moral values as well, where people have lost their moral compass and literally everything is for sale.

It's language is really harsh and this serves the story well because on the one hand it has to do with the mob and on the other hand it signifies the lack of any hope of the main character escaping from the path of the existential annihilation that naturally follows in the end.

People who don't appreciate or understand this realistic depiction of the way the mobsters talk in this movie are the same people who never appreciated the message of movies like Natural Born Killers and thus decided to exhaust their criticism talking about the violence and swearing. No, Ekonomides is not Oliver Stone by any means, but still he's one of the most promising Greek directors right now along with Voulgaris.

This movie is not from the faint hearted. It's a black, unforgiving stare into the abyss. And when you look into the abyss, the abyss looks right back at you!

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Release Date:

27 March 2014 (Greece) See more »

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