Four bankrupt gravediggers organize their final funeral that will give them the opportunity to change their lives by leaving the profession – which they originally started out as a temporary gainful solution, but stayed in this for life.
Tag Archives: Greek
Imerologia katastromatos – Giorgos Seferis (2001) Stelios Haralambopoulos, Dimitris Katalifos, Documentary
M’ agapas? / Love Me Not? (1989) Giorgos Panousopoulos, Andreas Barkoulis, Betty Livanou, Myrto Parashi, Comedy, Drama, Romance
The bitter-sweet story, told in flashbacks,of a man over fifty who spent his lifetime fascinated by women and the sexual power they exerted on him. This film celebrates eroticism. It contains sexually explicit scenes,male and female frontal nudity.
Randevou me mia agnosti / Blind Date (1968) Vasilis Georgiadis, Elena Nathanail, Giannis Voglis, Dimitris Myrat, Drama, Romance
Christina is a Prosecutor’s wife who lives in an old mansion by the sea, in a remote city where her husband’s work has brought them. She’s feeling lonesome and has no real connection to him so it’s only a matter of time before she finds a lover, a lonely painter living in a hut at the seashore.
Oi fotografoi / The photographers (1998) Nikos Koundouros, Michalis Iatropoulos, Katerina Pavlaki, Manos Vakousis, Adventure, Drama
In a nonaligned country, where a civil conflict is raging, a team of photographers follows a mercenary war lord, whose men wreak havoc among enemies and innocents alike. The story is a modern version of the tragedy Antigone, in a time when TV and the other media present unrelieved visions of war and bloody mayhem.
Suntan (2016) Argyris Papadimitropoulos, Makis Papadimitriou, Elli Tringou, Dimi Hart, Comedy, Drama, Romance
For middle-aged Kostis, life has passed him by. As the newly appointed doctor of a tiny island, Kostis spends a dreary winter alone. By the time summer arrives, though, the island has turned into a thriving, wild vacation spot with nude beaches and crazy parties.
“Uncut Family” focus upon a three member family that is presented in its most sensitive and raw form, right at the point where its apparent stability collapses. On the pretext of uncovering the relationship the young boy has with his mother and father, Zapas dares in the five chapters of his movie (The Son, The Father, The Mother, The Father and Son, The Holy Family) to draw attention to an endo-family sexuality which stands outside normal societal taboos, mapping a transcendental intra-family universe, painting with a regardless realism the cosmology of a contemporary world less remote than we imagine and closer than we could tolerate.
Chevalier (2015) Athina Rachel Tsangari, Vangelis Mourikis, Nikos Orphanos, Yorgos Pirpassopoulos, Comedy, Drama
In the middle of the Aegean Sea, six men on a fishing trip on a luxury yacht decide to play a game. During this game, things will be compared. Things will be measured. Songs will be butchered, and blood will be tested. Friends will become rivals and rivals will become hungry. But at the end of the journey, when the game is over, the man who wins will be the best man. And he will wear on his smallest finger the victory ring: the Chevalier.
Ta kokkina fanaria / The Red Lanterns (1963) Vasilis Georgiadis, Jenny Karezi, Giorgos Foundas, Dimitris Papamichael, Drama, Romance
The residents of a poor neighbourhood in Piraeus are asked to leave as modernization will take place. The prostitutes of one of the many brothels are preparing to move on. The camera follows their individual stories, their misery, shattered dreams and hopes for a better future.
In the early 1970s, with Greece under the rule of a military junta, pre-teen Stavros discovers a strange accompaniment to the awakening of eros: he subverts the meanings of classical myths, creating strange physical symptoms in those around him. Stavros’ conservative parents, perplexed and flustered, take him from specialist to specialist. Diagnoses vary, until a fortune-teller deems that the boy is victim of a rare, ancient disease, which exhibits himself when he is in love. After the collapse of the junta, as Stavros meets the toils of love and politics in university, the influence of his strange affliction extends, from his immediate environment into the political arena.