During the dark years of the German Occupation in Greece, the mysterious disappearance of a cherished tomcat throws a destitute factory worker straight into the bowels of Kommandantur, to taste firsthand the oppressor's lavish hospitality.
Thanasis Vengos plays a poor young man that comes to Athens looking for a job. We watch as he tries many different jobs; druggist, photographer, even wrestling referee. The result is always hilarious and explosive!
With six sisters on the verge of marriage, a desperate spinster aunt, and an entire block of flats depending on him, an indefatigable concierge is making plans for the future; however, he must first find suitable husbands for his siblings.
Thou-Vou and his new partner, MAP31, accept three imaginary tasks from a cunning director who is only interested in filming the unsuspecting duo for his upcoming movie feature. Will the agents manage to squeeze success out of failure?
Still owing his truck to his voracious employer, and with his sister still dangerously unmarried, a poor lorry driver meets an equally wronged young woman and realises that not all wars can be won. Can his trusted gun right the wrongs?
Successful thanks to the monthly cheques of his young wife's uncle, a parsimonious contractor will find himself in a fine mess when an affluent and suave suitor intends on marrying his spouse. Is he willing to change to keep her?
A sharp altercation will pave the way for a brilliant career when a shameless liar meets his future employer: a resourceful parliamentarian. But, what happens when he tells one lie too many? Is his flair for fiction always beneficial?
Pivoting around a shiny counterfeit gold sovereign freshly milled from the clandestine workshop of an otherwise honest goldsmith, four brief vignettes of human imperfection; seduction; fate; desire, and devotion inextricably interweave.
Suddenly, during the already dark and turbulent years of the German Occupation in Greece, the weary and destitute factory worker, Thanasis, finds himself enmeshed in a life-threatening tangle of lies. Constantly under the Nazis' heavy thumb, the mysterious disappearance of a much-loved tomcat combined with a preposterous accusation is bound to complicate matters, throwing poor Thanasis straight into the bowels of Kommandantur, to taste firsthand the oppressor's warm and lavish hospitality. Now, the officials of the Third Reich in war-torn Athens suspect that there is more to Thanasis than meets the eye, and, as usual, there is only one solution to such kinds of persistent problems. Death, destruction--and in the middle--a hungry and innocent Thanasis always running for his life. Is this what you did in the war, Thanasis?Written by
The movie aired during a cruel dictatorship in Greece (1967-1974) and even if placed at the time of German occupation in Greece at the WW2, the parallels with the dictatorship was apparent. For that the Greek people embraced the movie and was a kind of resistance to them. See more »
In a politically troubled Greece, this film is more than important to the country's cinematographic history. When I first watched this film, I was stunned by this rather plain and simple production, being so meaningful as to stand out strikingly. Although, the plot takes place in a different time in the past, again politically troubled, the parallelism are obvious.
In a very creative way, the director, Dinos Katsouridis, managed to incorporate different aspects of everyday life under harsh circumstances and produce a result filled with melancholy and nostalgia. Thanassis Vengos offers an outstanding performance in the first role, proving that he can do much more than comedy.
Overall, it's simple, meaningful in various ways, with discrete tasteful humor and touching. It is worth watching by anyone.
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