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To mikro psari

Stratos
Yannis Economides
GR, Cyprus, DEU 2014
138min
V'15

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.

Credits
  • 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
  • Yannis Economides
  • Thanos Xiros
  • Vangelis Mourikis
  • Christos Konstantakopoulos
  • Harry Lagoussis
  • Dinos Kittou
  • William Ed. Frank
  • Dimitiris Katsaitis
  • Yannis Chalkiadakis
  • Babis Papadopoulos
  • Ioulia Stavridou
  • Ioulia Stavridou
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