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O gios tis Sofías (2017)

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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Cast overview:
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
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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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30 November 2017 (Greece) See more »

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Son of Sofia See more »

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Peculiar, but interesting
19 September 2018 | by Evil_HerbivoreSee all my reviews

Son of Sofia is quite an unusual movie taking place at the intersection of two unique cultures. The protagonist is a young Russian boy Misha, who comes to Athens to live with his mother and her employer. Soon he discovers that the old man is something more than just a boss to his mother. The boy is forced to deal with the demanding man while learning to exist in a foreign environment at the same time.

The movie is a perfect example of the slice of life genre. Rather than show a few huge events in the lives of the characters, it follows their daily lives as each of them tries their best to deal with this new situation they found themselves in. The dialogue is minimal, and the emotions of the characters are conveyed by their actions rather than words. The pacing is slow, giving the viewer time to fully consider the events.

The acting is really good and every person in the cast managed to create a believable complex character. Thanasis Papageorgiou' Mr. Nikos is demanding, controlling, and sure that the Greek culture is much better than the Russian. Valery Tscheplanowa's Sofia is willing to do anything she has to in order to give her son the best possible life. Victor Khomut's Misha is quite lost in this new situation, and his performance was the biggest surprise for me, as I don't usually like movies with child protagonists.

As a whole the movie is quite peculiar, but I found it quite refreshing to watch something this unusual. I would recommend it to anyone looking for an interesting picture of everyday life in an untraditional family.


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