Stratos

Stratos

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Credits

Director

Yannis Economides

Country

Greece/Germany/Cyprus, 2014

Running Time

137mins

Category

Drama

Language

Greek with English subtitles

The maker of the multiple award-winning Knifer (GFF 2011) returns with this moody and melancholic Greek crime noir. 

The eponymous Stratos (Vangelis Mourikis, also appearing in The Winter in this year’s GFF program) leads a double life – baker by day and contract killer by night – in order to help finance the jailbreak of Leonidis (Alekos Pangalos) who protected him when he was behind bars for murder as a youth.

Despite the long list of kills under his belt, Stratos is a man of morals, demonstrated by his willingness to babysit the daughter of his neighbour, Vicky (Vicky Papadopoulou). But, when Vicky finds herself in debt to a local crime boss and a horrifying scheme is hatched to settle her debt, Stratos is inevitably drawn into a violent, betrayal-laden bloodbath that threatens to undermine his most precious ideals.

“A masterful addition to the director’s collection of good men trying to right things in all the wrong ways.” Cineuropa

Written by Yannis Economides, Christos V Konstantakopoulos, Harry Lagoussis, Xiros Thanos. 
Produced by Christos V Konstantakopoulos, Panos Papahadzis, Viola Fugen, Michael Weber, Elrini Souganidou
Cast: Vangelis Mourikis, Yannis Voulgarakis, Yannis Tsortekis, Alekos Pangalos, Vicky Papadopoulou, Yorgos Yannopoulos

About the Director:
Yannis Economides was born in 1967 in Limassol, Cyprus. In 1987, he moved to Athens to study filmmaking. After several short films and documentaries, he wrote and directed his debut feature film, Matchbox, in 2003, which was followed by Soul Kicking (2006). His third film, Knifer (2010), won seven awards from the Greek Film Academy.

Greek Synopsis:
Ύστερα από πολυετή φυλάκιση για ένα έγκλημα πάθους της νεότητάς του, ο Στράτος επιβιώνει τώρα ως μοναχικός εργάτης σε μια αρτοποιία, ενώ παράλληλα δολοφονεί ανθρώπους επ’ αμοιβή στη σημερινή Ελλάδα της ηθικής κρίσης.