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Credits

Director

Nikos Perakis

Producer

George Kyriakos, Manos Krezias, Costas Lambropoulos, Giorgos Papadatos & Effie Skrobolas

Writer

Katerina Bei

Country

Greece, Germany, 2017

Running Time

107mins

Category

Drama

Language

Greek with English subtitles

Starring

Konstantinos  Markoulakis, Fiona  Georgiadi, Panos  Mouzourakis, Tonia  Sotiropoulou, Jenny  Theona, Konstantinos  Avarikiotis, Vasso  Kavalieratou, Annita Kouli, Andreas Konstantinou, Nassos Papargiropoulos, Ilias Valasis, Panos Kranidiotis, Giannis Kokkiasmenos

“A chaotic comedy… every element of the film is steeped in Perakis’ distinctive, quirky brand of humour.” -Cineuropa

A chronicle of conspiracy and betrayal, Nikos Perakis’ latest dark comedy reunites him with long-time writing collaborator Katerina Bei and a cast comprising some of Greek cinema’s biggest names, including Konstantinos Markoulakis, Fiona Georgiadi, Panos Mouzourakis, Tonia Sotiropoulou, Jenny Theona and Konstantinos Avarikiotis. 

On the cusp of the infamous financial and social crises of the previous decade, author, psychiatrist and budding politician Panagis (Markoulakis) meets the beautiful Georgina (Georgiadi), an actress from a working class background, whose career is primed to take off. As the couple embarks on a tempestuous affair, passion soon devolves into a toxic battle for dominance over the other. And, when Panagis announces a run for political office, the games between he and Georgina take an unexpected twist.

An acerbic parody of bourgeoisie mores, Perakis’ most recent marvel – equal parts thriller, drama and comedy – is a welcome continuation of his fine filmmaking form after a six-year hiatus.