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Posted 26 July 2005 - 07:27 PM

I've seen a few Greek movies in my short time on planet Earth and I think the Greek film industry is improving. I liked "Touch of Spice" and was glad that it got mainstream release.

One of my favourite is "Ulysses Gaze" with Harvey Keitel. Some may find Angelopoulos' movies long and boring. I kind of like them because he uses metaphor to explore themes. Here, Keitel searches for some lost archival footage and it mirrored events in the Balkans during the 90's.

Another I liked is "Edge of the City". Its about a group of young Pontic Greeks from the ex USSR republics like Khazakstan and Georgia and how they lead difficult lives in Greece - even turning to prostitution. Its a very gritty film shown the underside of Athens.

I also recently go Nyfes from US and I thought that was pretty good too.

What are some of your favourite Greek films?

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Posted 26 July 2005 - 08:59 PM

My favourite film era in Greek cinema is the late fifties and sixties, particularly the comedies with Lambros Kostandaras and Maro Kontou...they had great chemistry and other comedies with Aliki Vouyiouklaki.

The most recent and probably one of the best in terms of artistic execution/historical significance (from a particular era) that I liked was Politiki Kouzina (A Touch of Spice) that touches on the transition a family makes after living in Constantinople before being deported to Greece.

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Posted 27 December 2005 - 08:12 PM

Basically anything stathis psaltis!

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Posted 16 February 2006 - 02:42 PM

My fave Greek movie would have to be "To Klama Vgike Ap Ton Paradeiso" (Crying Silicon Tears). I saw it in Greece in 2004 then found out last year it was on DVD here in Australia. So far my Greek DVD Collection has grown... I own all the oldies movies! :D Aliki Vougiouklaki's "Aliki sto Nautiko" is good, "Nyfes" made me cry and I still haven't watched "Politiki Kouzina" (A Touch of Spice). But i'm happy watching silicon tears over and over!!

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#5 glyfadiotis

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Posted 18 March 2006 - 05:52 AM

Loufa kai parallagi would have to be one of my fav.
i mean the first one from 1984.
but the new one Seirines sto aigaio is good as well.

as far as tv shows.
Dyo xenoi is one of the best.
OLA X has to be one of the funniest talk shows ever.
if you can...download it. its worth it

i also agree with sports star Psaltis forever!!!!!!
i know the guy and he's like that in real life. pextaras!!!!!!

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Posted 22 March 2006 - 06:11 PM

Slightly off topic, but I've noticed that there are hardly any Greek movies on DVD. Some stores still have them on video still.

Has anyone come across this?

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Posted 22 March 2006 - 07:14 PM

Slightly off topic, but I've noticed that there are hardly any Greek movies on DVD. Some stores still have them on video still.

Has anyone come across this?


Yes, and in Canberra, they are non existent both on VHS and DVD.

I enjoyed A Touch of Spice, though the I felt the main protagonist was a bit of a coward. I elso enjoyed Brides.

I saw a BBC documentary probably around 10 years ago about post WWII Athens (1949-1967). The doco examined how Athens was built and grew into a large modern metropolis. But it did it in a unique way: through Vengos' movies. After the civil war, Athens was really a small, sleepy country town and Vengos, moved aobut his business in a slow, carefree way. As Athens got busier, then so did Vengos' movies and running and jumping about. Great doco. At the end, the documentary quoted some stats: in 1967 Greece produced (i think) 133 movies for that year. Hollywood made 132. Greece had one of the biggest film industries in the world. Then the military Junta came in and everything went to shit.

Unfortunately can't remember the name of the doco - i was on drugs that night...

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Posted 14 April 2006 - 06:28 PM

At the end, the documentary quoted some stats: in 1967 Greece produced (i think) 133 movies for that year. Hollywood made 132. Greece had one of the biggest film industries in the world. Then the military Junta came in and everything went to shit.

Pretty amazing stat. I think the movies of that era were the best Greece had produced,
easily surpassing the current crop of movies. Although I can see Greek cinema slowly
coming back to life judging by some of the movies that I've seen at the Greek film festivals
here in Oz the last few years.


The movie Waiting for the Clouds is one that I've been eagerly awaiting to watch.
It finally got released on DVD and I've had to source it from Thailand of all places. :blink:
It's mainly in Turkish and Pontian with English subtitles and it's about the Greeks who were left
behind in Turkey after the exchange of populations in 1923. The director is a Turkish born Kurd.

Check it out here...

http://www.flyingmoo...chte_e_neu.html
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Posted 14 April 2006 - 07:33 PM

my favourite movies were the papa compania movies

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Posted 14 April 2006 - 08:56 PM

I got my first erection watching a hot blonde greek girl in a bikini
hitting onto Papa Souza. :P

Πω Πω Κατι μπουτια!

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Posted 18 April 2006 - 07:58 PM

got a few greek porno's , watch em for a laugh ...
greeks are meant to be good in the sack , but laughed how bad the greeks are in porn .

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Posted 21 April 2006 - 12:26 PM

got a few greek porno's , watch em for a laugh ...
greeks are meant to be good in the sack , but laughed how bad the greeks are in porn .


my favourite greek movies are the aliki vougiouklaki and papamixail movies:P "i agapi theli dyo.... " :blush:

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Posted 21 April 2006 - 01:03 PM

My fave would have to be "Ypoloxagos Natasa" starring Aliki Vougiouklaki and Dimitris Papamichael ... Generally I love all of Vougiouklaki's movies.. I also like Nikos Xanthopoulos as an actor, so if you havent heard of him, check his movies out.. He had the looks as well as the talent hehe :)




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