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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
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Cast

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
Vasileia Rozana Vasileia Rozana
Panagiotis Tasoulis Panagiotis Tasoulis ... Boy at hospital
Marisha Triantafyllidou ... Nurse
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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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Drama

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Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Country:

Greece | Poland

Language:

Greek

Release Date:

28 September 2018 (Greece) See more »

Also Known As:

Pity See more »

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Color:

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1.85 : 1
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Let the Greek Weird Wave last forever!
15 October 2018 | by sakarkralSee all my reviews

What if Haneke's "The Seventh Continent" was shot by Lanthimos? Pity!

Haneke makes very good movies. Their only problem is they are not movies. Instead, they are sociological articles written by moving images. Whether intentionally or not, they fail to trigger emotions in the viewers. They just tell what they want to tell. Greek Weird Wave, on the other hand, catches the viewer with its absurdity and "injects" its position. And this is what I call "art."

Pity is a must-see about the emptiness of the middle class life flavored with a very well-tuned humor.


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