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Sweet Bunch (1983)

Glykia symmoria (original title)
Holed up in a decrepit Athenian mansion, a quartet of handsome pariahs wait for something to happen in their lives. As the state tightens the noose on them, the shotguns have the final say. Is this the sad swan song of the sweet bunch?

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Nikos Nikolaidis (as Nikos G. Nikolaidis)

Writer:

Nikos Nikolaidis (as Nikos G. Nikolaidis)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Despina Tomazani Despina Tomazani ... Sofia
Dora Masklavanou Dora Masklavanou ... Marina
Takis Moshos ... Argyris
Takis Spyridakis ... Andreas
Alkis Panagiotidis ... Xanthos
Lenia Polycrati Lenia Polycrati ... Roza
Konstantinos Tzoumas Konstantinos Tzoumas ... Kostantinos
Dinos Makris Dinos Makris
Andreas Tsafos Andreas Tsafos
Haris Romas ... Kostantinos' assistant
Takis Loukatos Takis Loukatos ... Porn director
Alkmini Stavrou Alkmini Stavrou
Marianna Koutalou Marianna Koutalou
Katerina Sigountou Katerina Sigountou
Fay Tsanetopoulou Fay Tsanetopoulou
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Storyline

The diary of the life and death of a group of "amoral" young people, who have reached the point of no return and seek something to believe in and to die for. Their behavior brings them to the attention of the State. A discreet surveillance begins. A vigilante group monitors their house, headed by a nameless blonde man. Written by Anonymous

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Country:

Greece

Language:

Greek

Release Date:

19 October 1983 (Greece) See more »

Also Known As:

A quadrilha See more »

Filming Locations:

Kifissia, Athens, Greece See more »

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Mono

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Color
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Athens Film Critics Association Best Picture Award. See more »

Quotes

Marina: Are you nuts? What have you done?
Sofia: I killed him a bit.
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Glykia Marata
Composed by Leo Rapitis
Lyrics by Kostas Kofiniotis
Performed by Kakia Mendri
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strange, at last a great Greek film !!!
10 December 2002 | by KGB-Greece-PatrasSee all my reviews

Nikolaidis is definitely a unique artist with vision, obsessions and all those sweet little (or big) things that can make a human a true artist.

The film's mentality is a bit Greek/mediterranean I suppose, but it think that won't prevent open-mind viewers from getting Nikolaidis point.

This quite big film (154 min) is a dialog based paranoia, mostly because of its surreal scenery, not in the matter of weird / surreal visuals but mainly because of photography, Athens superb 1983's landscapes, the "sweet bunch's" very unusual retro house-decoration and last but not least, the hilarious surreal dialogue & the humouristic element in various degrees.

Anyway, I am just writing here because yesterday I saw "Singapore Sling" another Nikolaidis classic which rocks, which is more known abroad, since I even saw comments from non-greeks here in IMDb. Since Singapore Sling has few but intensely positive reviews from non-greeks, you might as well want to check "Sweet bunch", so it might worth it trying to spot this, or any Nikolaidis picture for this matter. Just note that it doesn't get any close to Singapore Sling in matters of extremity or bold visuals, far from it...

Greek viewers will probably know this title. If you're not familiar with Nikolaidis, it's a nice place to start!


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