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Pity (2018)

Oiktos (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama | 28 September 2018 (Greece)
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The story of a man who feels happy only when he is unhappy, a man addicted to sadness, who has such need for pity, he's willing to do everything to evoke it from others. This is the life of a man in a world not cruel enough for him.

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Babis Makridis
9 wins & 20 nominations. See more awards »

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Credited cast:
Yannis Drakopoulos ... Lawyer (as Giannis Drakopoulos)
Evi Saoulidou ... Wife
Pavlos Makridis Pavlos Makridis ... Son
Costas Xikominos ... Nikos
Makis Papadimitriou ... Dry clean shop owner
Nota Tserniafski Nota Tserniafski ... Victim's daughter (as Nota Cherniavsky)
Georgina Chryskioti Georgina Chryskioti ... Good neighbor
Kostas Kotoulas Kostas Kotoulas ... Grandpa
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Evdoxia Androulidaki Evdoxia Androulidaki ... Secretary
Viktor Arditis Viktor Arditis ... Music teacher
Nikos Karathanos ... Victim's son
Angeliki Papoulia ... Woman at hospital
Vassilia Rozana Vassilia Rozana ... (as Vasileia Rozana)
Panagiotis Tasoulis Panagiotis Tasoulis ... Boy at hospital
Marisha Triantafyllidou ... Nurse
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With his comatose and hospitalised wife into a steadily critical condition, a neat and grief-stricken solicitor finds himself all alone to take care of his teenage son. Struggling to cope with a shocking new reality while shrouded by a thick veil of perpetual sadness, more and more, the stone-faced lawyer realises that extreme pain and misery can evoke intense pleasure, as the neighbours' unconditional sympathy becomes increasingly addictive. Now, the pained father's burgeoning dependence to pity and the kindness of others turns into a plentiful source of bliss, and he's prepared to go to great lengths to prolong it. However, what happens if, God forbid, his wife recovers? Written by Nick Riganas

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Taglines:

Stay Sad.

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Lawyer: And then people stop pitying you. They get tired. Or something else, something even more tragic, distracts them. Just like that.
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Pity this lovely film ended as it did, reducing drastically its total potential impact
6 December 2018 | by JuguAbrahamSee all my reviews

First three fourths of the film is very good, the last one fourth is awful. That last quarter spoils the value of the entire film.

I was stunned by the screen-presence of actress Evi Saoulidou, who plays the wife recovering from coma. Though her screen time was teeny weeny, she is a Melina Mercouri award winner for stage acting in Greece. I do hope some top international directors pick her up for bigger significant roles in their forthcoming projects.


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Official Sites:

Faliro House [Greece]

Country:

Greece | Poland

Language:

Greek

Release Date:

28 September 2018 (Greece) See more »

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$64,733
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1.85 : 1
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