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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.


Babis Makridis
6 wins & 19 nominations. See more awards »





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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Lawyer: No, it's not people's fault they have stopped pitying me. It's not their fault that they got tired, or that something even more tragic has distracted them. It's my fault.
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6/10 ⭐
25 January 2019 | by alexiamilenavSee all my reviews

The issue with Pity is that the film isn't as weird as it should be in order to carry on with the script and the humour it propose. In my opinion, it's halfway. For those who wants to see it you can find it in Mubi a streaming plataform. Sorry the bad english, kiss from argentina 🌈

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