The story of 50-something Pavlos unfolds in an unspecified modern-day Greek city, portraying the man’s midlife crisis with a light and gently ironic tone. Pavlos takes over custodial duties from his aging mother and immediately has to deal with a disaster involving a sewage pipe. The fix-it job becomes complicated and creates an apt parallel to Pavlos’s increasingly complicated personal circumstances. At heart Pavlos is gracious and kind, and he tries to be a good husband, son, and building manager. But the ensuing state of affairs turns him into a morose and angry man whose nerves sometimes snap. Will Pavlos succeed in fixing the broken sewage pipe before he can fix his own “broken” life? Director and screenwriter Periklis Hoursoglou, who plays the lead role, has shot a drama with comic touches and gentle socio-critical accents. Hoursoglou succeeds in creating a faithful, entertaining, and even touching portrait of “ordinary” interpersonal relations.
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Norway / Norvigia (2014) Yannis Veslemes, Daniel Bolda, Yannis Bostantzoglou, Alexia Kaltsiki, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Photophobic Zano, arrives in the big city for the very first time. The year is 1984 and Athens beckons. A vampire and a fine dancer, Zano quickly gets devoured by the dark underbelly of the capital city.All he really wants is a “warm” girl. Strung out and down and out, he ends up at disco Zardoz, a hive of scum and villainy, where he meets Alice, a prostitute, and Peter, a Norwegian drug dealer. Lured into their shady shenanigans, the three of them will traverse mountains and descend into the core of the earth, all the way to the Kingdom of Mathousalas. Norway puts on shiny new shoes, dances the night away with colorful scoundrels and only bites when absolutely necessary. “Norway descends upon the Mediterranean”.
Kamia sympatheia gia ton Diavolo / No Sympathy for the Devil (1997) Dimitris Athanitis, Kostas Kazanas, Lena Kitsopoulou, Giorgos Kotanidis, Romance, Sci-Fi
Agapi sta 16 / Love at 16 (2004) Kostas Haralambous, Giorgos Gerontidakis-Sempetadelis, Markella Pappa, Giorgos Lazarides, Comedy, Drama
Somewhere in the Greek provinces, in the ’80s&. The story revolves around a group of 15-year-olds. The main characters of that group, ALEXIS and ANTIGONI, as well as their parents, their relatives and friends are depicted in the movie, creating a fresco of a Greek village. Antigoni and her family have recently moved to the village. There, Antigoni is bound to turn upside down the world of Alexis and his friends’. Alexis, who is a dreamer, is fascinated by her revolutionary temperament and soon falls in love with her.
Runaway Day (2013) Dimitris Bavellas, Maria Skoula, Makis Papadimitriou, Errikos Litsis, Drama, Sci-Fi
Maria and Loukas decide at the same time and for no apparent reason to respectively run away from their homes. Each of them has to deal with their personal problems: Maria is stuck in a wealthy marriage with Dimitris while raising their two children. Loukas is unemployed and full of debts. Both of them run away from their personal issues, both of them begin wandering in modern day Athens. They come across a series of controversial events and meet with strange characters. Furthermore, various people seem to be on their track; Maria is followed by two policemen. Loukas is followed by a weird stranger dressed in black, Joseph, who desperately wants something from him.
Eleftheri katadysi / Love Knot (1995) Giorgos Panousopoulos, Karyofyllia Karabeti, Alekos Sissovitis, Valeria Christodoulidou, Drama, Romance
Mikres eleftheries / Minor Freedoms (2008) Costas Zapas, Antonis Papadopoulos, Marlen Saites, Alexandros Tountas, Drama
Set in the Greek highlands, the story presents a violent, domineering man who deals in the trafficking of emigrants and young, Balkan prostitutes. Addicted to drugs and mentally unstable, the man’s teenage daughter Fanny succumbs to her father’s violence and ends up working for him as a prostitute. The man also wishes to prostitute his young son, the immature Christos, who is dominated by his father’s violence and engages in suicidal behavior. There is a special bond between brother and sister, who have only each other, yet no one admits this. Fanny falls apart day by day but the father maintains his reign as Christos, however, resists. “But in the kingdom of the father, the last word belongs to the king,”
Joachim is an impotent man who who secretly films his friend Stathis having sex with girls from the Tango Club. When Stathis kills the lesbian that he catches with his girlfriend, the death is caught on film. Necrophilia soon follows.
Testosteroni / Testosterone (2004) Giorgos Panousopoulos, Dimitris Liakopoulos, Natalia Dragoumi, Dimitra Matsouka, Comedy
Peter, the hero, aged 20, finds himself on a deserted Greek island with no other men in sight. The women of the island, regardless of age harass him sexually. What starts off as a typical male sexual fantasy turns out into a nightmare.
The brief history of love Sonia lived in the summer with his teacher, greater and married in the early 60s By the fall man, Tonio traveling with his family abroad, leaving Sonia with her most intimate memories. Sonia has lived in Florence, Paris and acquired the romanticism of the interwar years he has found in books, paintings and music of the time. He has chosen to live a secluded life, introspection, away from the crowds, but always in a state of sensational mood.