THANASIS IN THE LAND OF SLAPS

THANASIS IN THE LAND OF SLAPS ALL AGES

Ο Θανάσης Στη Χώρα Της Σφαλιάρας

Credits

Director

Panos Glykofrydis & Dinos Katsouridis

Country

Greece 1975

Running Time

88mins

Category

Comedy

Language

Greek (No Subtitles)

Please Note: This films screens without English subtitles.

The form of the traditional feature film gets subverted in this experimental comedy divided into two parts, written and directed by different filmmakers.

Both parts have one thing in common: an average fellow is forced to make his own personal revolution against oppressive dictatorship to protect his friends from being arrested and tortured.

In part one, this all takes place during the 1936 Metaxas dictatorship where Veggos plays a clown to cover the resistance of his young colleague against the police state. In the second part, we’re taken to the 1967 Colonel dictatorship and its absurd policies. 

Written by Lakis Antonakos, Panos Glykofrydis & Dinos Katsouridis
Produced by Thanasis Veggos
Starring: Thanasis Veggos, Mihalis Giannatos, Takis Halas, Ilias Logothetis, Aina Maouer, Kostas Mendis, Antonis Papadopoulos, Apostolos Souglakos, Vagelis Traforos

Supported by Finos Film

Greek Synopsis:
Στο πρώτο μέρος ο χώρος ενός τσίρκου στη μεταξική περίοδο παίρνει διαστάσεις ολόκληρου του τότε κοινωνικού χώρου, με τις κωμικές και επικίνδυνες φάτσες των ανθρώπων της μεταξικής ασφάλειας. Το δεύτερο μέρος γεμάτο απρόοπτα που παγώνουν το γέλιο στα χείλη, σαν συνειδητοποιείς ότι αναφέρονται στην Απριλιανή επταετία .

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