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Ti ekanes ston polemo Thanasi (1971)

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.


Dinos Katsouridis
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Thanasis Vengos ... Thanasis Karathanasis
Efi Roditi ... Danai
Antonis Papadopoulos Antonis Papadopoulos ... Hans
Kaiti Lambropoulou Kaiti Lambropoulou ... Kleopatra
Katerina Gogou Katerina Gogou ... Froso Karathanasi
Nikitas Platis Nikitas Platis ... Thodoros
Manos Destounis Manos Destounis ... Nazi commander (as Manolis Destounis)
Christos Kalavrouzos ... Michalis
Grigoris Evangelatos
Mihalis Giannatos ... Italian officer
Dimitris Veakis Dimitris Veakis
Stelios Lionakis Stelios Lionakis ... Ivan
Giannis Fyrios ... Judge
Giorgos Hristofylakis Giorgos Hristofylakis
Giorgos Hristopoulos ... Yorgos


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 Nick Riganas

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24 September 1971 (Greece) See more »

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What Did You Do in the War, Thanasis? See more »

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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 »

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One of Greece's best
15 June 2008 | by verminozSee all my reviews

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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