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Son of Sofia (2017)

O gios tis Sofías (original title)
TV-14 | | Drama | 30 November 2017 (Greece)
Athens, 2004 summer Olympic Games. 11-year-old Misha arrives from Russia to live with his mother, Sofia. What he doesn't know is that there is a father waiting for him there. While Greece is living the Olympic dream, Misha will get violently catapulted into the adult world, riding on the dark side of his favorite fairy tales.

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Elina Psykou (as Elina Psikou)

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Elina Psykou (as Elina Psikou)
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Credited cast:
Victor Khomut Victor Khomut ... Misha
Valery Tscheplanowa ... Sofia
Thanasis Papageorgiou Thanasis Papageorgiou ... Mr. Nikos
Artemios Havalits Artemios Havalits ... Victor
Areti Seidaridou Areti Seidaridou ... Nina
Ivonni Maltezou Ivonni Maltezou ... Ms. Anna
Maria Filini ... Leading lady
Marinos Veslemes Marinos Veslemes ... Mr. Andreas
Christos Stergioglou ... Antonis Paraskevas
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Kyriakos Chatzimichailidis Kyriakos Chatzimichailidis ... (as Kyriakos Hatzimihailidis)
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Athens, 2004 summer Olympic Games. 11-year-old Misha arrives from Russia to live with his mother, Sofia. What he doesn't know is that there is a father waiting for him there. While Greece is living the Olympic dream, Misha will get violently catapulted into the adult world, riding on the dark side of his favorite fairy tales.

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Greece | Bulgaria | France

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Russian | Greek

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Sometimes a child's gotta do what a child's gotta do.
11 January 2019 | by TrTm316See all my reviews

Son of Sofia will trigger painful nightmares in all of us who suffered from an abusive or violent father.

In Russia, Mischa's father has died, so he must travel to Greece to live with his mother Sofia, who hasn't told him she remarried to a much older and oppressively controlling, old fashioned man, Mr. Nikos. Ten-year-old Mischa responds badly to the situation, but I can't blame him for that.

All of the characters are acted in a manner so low key that they become very realistic. Thanasis Papageorgiou's portrayal of Mr. Nikos is superb. He's always domineering but rarely yells, limiting actual violence to one scene of relatively mild corporal punishment. But danger is always imminent, threatened by the coercive grasp of his hand behind the boy's neck or around his arm. Mercifully, the director spares us a more explicit reality. Sofia and Mischa mostly keep their mouths shut, just trying to survive, and yet her fear and his rage are palpable.

I wager it would not actually have killed the director to give us five more minutes for closure at the end of the movie. But it's still a fine film. If it won't disturb you too greatly, it's worth seeing.


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