VIENNA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL: OCTOBER 25 – NOVEMBER 8, 2018

To mikro psari

V' 15

To mikro psari

Stratos

Yannis Economides
GR/CY/D, 2014
138min, OmeU

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To mikro psari

Yannis Economides
GR/CY/D, 2014
, 138min, OmeU

Actors: 
Vangelis Mourikis
Stratos
Petros Zervos
Makis
Vicky Papadopoulou
Vicky
Yannis Tsortekis
Yorgos
Yorgos Yannopoulos
Petropoulos
Yannis Anastasakis
Maler
Polina Dellatola
Katerina
Sonia Theodoridou
Jenny
Maria Kallimani
Woman at the cemetery
Screenplay: 
Yannis Economides
Thanos Xiros
Vangelis Mourikis
Christos Konstantakopoulos
Harry Lagoussis
Sound: 
Dinos Kittou
William Ed. Frank
Camera: 
Dimitiris Katsaitis
Editor: 
Yannis Chalkiadakis
Composer: 
Babis Papadopoulos
Decoration: 
Ioulia Stavridou
Costume: 
Ioulia Stavridou

Production: 
Faliro House Productions
Argonauts
The Match Factory
World Sales: 
The Match Factory
Format: 
DCP
Color

By night, Stratos works in a bread factory but by day, he‘s a professional hit man. He needs the cash to free Leonidas from prison because the latter once saved his life when he was behind bars. For Stratos, this is simply a question of honor. We have no idea how many people he has already killed, but we do notice that he still has a conscience. He attentively looks after a neighbour’s child, eight-year-old Katerina, as well as her mother and an uncle. At last he has enough money for the prison break-out, but an unexpected turn of events takes place, one of them having to do with Katerina‘s psychological and physical safety. Stratos must act, even if this means following one wrongdoing with another. In his fourth feature film Yannis Economides makes use of the character of the detached contract killer in order to explore a sad and desolate world. The forlornness of his protagonist reflects the desperation of a society which has given up on itself and its values and has allowed the mask of civilisation to fall away.