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Highway to Hellas (2015)

The Germans are coming. To snoop, pry and inspect once again, because the Greek are always under suspicion to lie, cheat and scam. And rightfully so. Jörg Geissner, an employee of the ... See full summary »

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Aron Lehmann

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Arnd Schimkat (screenplay), Moses Wolff (screenplay) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview:
Christoph Maria Herbst ... Jörg Geissner
Adam Bousdoukos ... Panos
Akilas Karazisis ... Spyros
Hristos Valavanidis ... Ilias (as Christos Valavanidis)
Panagos Ioakeim ... Coast guard
Giorgos Kotanidis ... Stavros (as Jorgos Kotanidis)
Georgia Tsagaraki ... Eleni (as Georgia Tsangkaraki)
Kleopatra Markou ... Maria
Errikos Litsis ... Dr. Yannis (as Erricos Litsis)
Gitta Schweighöfer ... Frau Lachinger
Leonardo Sfontouris ... Coast guard 1 (as Leonardos Sfondouris)
Eva Bay ... Steffi
Rosalie Thomass ... Brigitte
Jennifer Schmid ... Selina (as Jennifer Mulinde-Schmid)
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The Germans are coming. To snoop, pry and inspect once again, because the Greek are always under suspicion to lie, cheat and scam. And rightfully so. Jörg Geissner, an employee of the Munich based AVO-Bank arrives on the island of Paladiki, to check on the registered securities of a credit granted years ago by his bank. His suspicion: the registered securities - a hospital and a power generating plant - don't really exist. But the Greeks aren't stupid - they will make Geissner prove that the securities don't exist. And so a completely overwhelmed Geissner embarks on an unexpected Odyssey all by himself, against the rest of the island. His constant companion being the shrewd German-Greek gigolo Panos, who will see to it that Geissner's search for the power-plant will get him nowhere. In the meantime Paladiki's Mayor Spyros will desperately try to conjure something up, which would maybe look like a power plant, at least at night and with the help of a few drink and then some more drinks... Written by info-299-34370

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Country:

Germany | Greece

Language:

German | Greek | English

Release Date:

26 November 2015 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Bienvenidos a Grecia See more »

Filming Locations:

Tinos, Greece

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Pantaleon Films,2K Films See more »
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2.35 : 1
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Petaei Petaei
Performed by Renos Haralambidis, Tasos Antoniou (I)'
Written and composed by Panagiotis Kalatzopoulos (as Panayotis Kalantzopoulos)
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On the spot
30 April 2016 | by kosmaspSee all my reviews

Forget the Big Fat Greek wedding. This is the movie to watch, if you want to know how Greece and Greeks tick and work. Of course it does have some clichés in it and you cannot put a whole country in one drawer. But this is as close as it gets to show a mentality, that is fun on one hand, but can also be catastrophic on the other.

And while some might feel this could possibly divide Germans and Greeks even more or make a rift between them, I do believe it actually is bringing them closer together. You'll know what I mean after watching this. It's so on the spot with certain things, that though they shouldn't be funny, you can't help but laugh. It's a fine line this movie walks on and it does a stellar job keeping the good work throughout. You may not feel sympathy for one or more characters, but let them develop, let them embrace one another and maybe you can see what they see too ... Hopefully you will ...


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