Tag Archives: Greek
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.
Tungsten deals with the idea of electricity as a metaphor, the scenery is urban, and the plot is unfolded during a single day. One day in Athens, continuous outages, and a final blackout, caused by the strike of technicians at the electricity company. A day during which, six people’s lives are being crossed and diverted. The heroes wander around the city, and as the day passes by and the darkness prevails, the scenery becomes more and more threatening. The heroes will experience intense discomfort while crossing each others path. When this strain is absorbed they are turned into victims, when the strain is channeled they are turned into perpetrators.
I limouzina: Komodia parexigiseon / Limousina: Comedy of Misunderstandings (2013) Nikos Panayotopoulos, Nikos Kouris, Doukissa Nomikou, Dimitris Katalifos, Comedy
Markos, Collete and Max set out on a road trip from 60s Paris all the way to contemporary Greece. Through a series of encounters with real and imaginary people, they transition from carefree youth into maturity…
Tango 2001 / Tango of Perversion (1973) Kostas Karagiannis, Lakis Komninos, Erika Raffael, Dorothy Moore, Crime, Thriller, Erotic
A rich man with an impotence problem becomes subject to manipulation by those around him. When he gives the keys to his villa to two women, he witnesses a murder. A series of cunning plots and secrets make things difficult for the police as they hunt for the murderer
Kourastika na skotono tous agapitikous sou / I’m Tired of Killing Your Lovers (2002) Nikos Panayotopoulos, Nicos Arvanitis, Theofania Papathoma, Akilas Karazisis, Betty Arvaniti, Crime, Drama
A newspaper publisher fails in love with a female singer and starting spending enormous amount of money to satisfy her. Alongside he is accused of a murder and he’s being inquired by a police officer who is in love with the same woman.
Blackmail Boy / Oxygono (2003) Thanasis Papathanasiou, Michalis Reppas, Nena Menti, Maria Kavoyianni, Akilas Karazisis, Drama
In the small, closed community of a provincial town, Magda tries to maintain a balance within a family facing many serious problems. The families apparently normal, bourgeois, every-day life will crack open, bringing to the surface hatred and passions of the kind that lie well-hidden in the mists of the nearby lake. An intense plot and a totally unexpected ending make up this film, which features characters who are vulnerable, innocent and ordinary, but who become ruthless and callous, worrying only about protecting their financial resources. The offences are disproportionately serious compared to the financial benefits they try to secure.