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Oiktos (2018)

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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Credited cast:
Evdoxia Androulidaki Evdoxia Androulidaki
Georgina Chryskioti Georgina Chryskioti
Yannis Drakopoulos ... Lawyer (as Giannis Drakopoulos)
Makis Papadimitriou
Evi Saoulidou ... Wife
Nota Tserniafski Nota Tserniafski ... (as Nota Cherniavsky)
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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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Greece | Poland

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Greek

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28 September 2018 (Greece) See more »

Also Known As:

Pity See more »

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Darkly humorous
16 January 2019 | by ninecursesSee all my reviews

If you've heard of Yorgos Lanthimos (The Lobster, Dogtooth), then you've likely heard of the Greek Weird Wave. That 'weird' tag has been applied to this film, "Pity", which also happens to share a screenwriter with the films of Lanthimos, further establishing the connection.

"What's it about?", you ask? If you are concerned over what the plot of Pity is, then this movie is probably not for you. If, however, you are a fan of this cycle of recent Greek cinema, then you definitely need to see this one. It's odd, distant, ultimately unknowable, but also deeply, darkly funny. It was a humor made deeper because I didn't see it coming. I laughed out loud. A lot.

If you are a fan of black humor, and if you sometimes find yourself the only person in a perplexed audience who is laughing, then this movie is probably your type of thing. I am that person, the Lone Laugher. And I'm also a fan of this Greek "wave". I highly recommend Pity.


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