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Άρπα Colla [Arpa colla] (1982) Ideal and Opportunity clashes cinematically in this rather cheesy combination of satire and parody. Unfunny, unengaging, unfulfilled. Too stuck in its own time, too clever for its own good. Not in my book of meta-movies.

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Οι Γερμανοί ξανάρχονται [The germans strike again] (1948) Absurd propagandistic comedy of sorts, trying to calm the intense political heat by reminding the dissatisfied greek people of the even worse nazi years. Interesting and unique concept, clumsy execution. Not in my book of bizarre dreams.

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Tο μόνον της ζωής του ταξείδιον [The only journey of his life] (2001) Set in old Constantinople, this could have been a truly enchanting fairytale. Instead it turns into an unnecessarily confusing parable of truth, lies, mental disorder – and the art of storytelling. … Continue reading

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La grande vadrouille (1966) A lavish WW2 comedy-drama spectacle, mocking the germans and perpetuating the cherished national white lie of a largely undisputed and omnipresent »La resistance«. The most successful movie in France for more than forty years – and … Continue reading

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Le juge et l’assassin (1976) Truth or lies, sanity or madness, good or evil, political or personal, society or individual? A strangely cerebral, ironic, and troubling analysis of the mechanisms of murder. Leaves you with the lingering unease of inadvertently … Continue reading

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Juha (1937) –You’ll only lose your head. – It’s mine to lose. A slimy though apparently irresistible visitor, forbidden love, bitter regrets, lies, and the direst of consequences. Clumsy, crude, oldfashioned – more or less a silent movie with sound. … Continue reading

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Πέτρινα χρόνια [Stone years] (1985) In hiding or in prison, people are always longing for a better life. Fluidly chronicling the uneven struggles of a clandestine leftist movement under rightwing oppression, this is a very softspoken and subdued experience. Supposedly based on true … Continue reading

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