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Greek-inspired Films to watch ...

Postby GreekIslandGirl » Sun Jan 19, 2014 12:53 am

Just watched "Papadopoulos and Son".

A drama with some comedy about a Greek family from Cyprus who were fragmented because of the Turks' savagery in (I presume) 1974. The youngest two sons founded a 'fish and chip' shop in London. Later one of them had a "Theo Paphitis" style rags to riches lifestyle change, starting a family with an English wife (like our Miltiades). But was now reduced to re-kindling his roots with his elder, more Cypriot-true brother after the banking crisis and financial collapse.

Nice touches of showing the old ways with the new and beautifully depicts the Turks (who run a kebab shop) as bullies (in the nicest possible way). Multiculturalism stereotypes. Lots of Theodorakis in the musical accompaniments in keeping with the ever-growing familiarity of Cyprus as part of the Greek way of life ...

One to watch. Enjoy! :D
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Postby Flying Horse » Sun Jan 19, 2014 11:26 am

Been meaning to get a copy.

Thanks for the reminder!
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Postby kurupetos » Mon Jan 20, 2014 9:58 pm

Thanks phoenix. :)
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Postby Archimedes » Fri Jan 24, 2014 12:16 am

Are Bill and Zonk in this film. :mrgreen:
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Postby GreekIslandGirl » Fri Jan 24, 2014 9:42 am

Archimedes wrote:Are Bill and Zonk in this film. :mrgreen:


Now you mention it, I do believe the son of the Turkish kebab-cafe owner was played by a Greek with a Norf-Landern accent; so he sounds confused enough about his identity to be Zonk. The little boy with the freckles, sticky-out-ears and glasses that spoke like a young Englishman but was half Greek must have been Bill c. :P
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Postby kurupetos » Fri Jan 24, 2014 7:34 pm

GreekIslandGirl wrote:
Archimedes wrote:Are Bill and Zonk in this film. :mrgreen:


Now you mention it, I do believe the son of the Turkish kebab-cafe owner was played by a Greek with a Norf-Landern accent; so he sounds confused enough about his identity to be Zonk. The little boy with the freckles, sticky-out-ears and glasses that spoke like a young Englishman but was half Greek must have been Bill c. :P

No, BillC is dark... and of course non-human... :D
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Re: Greek-inspired Films to watch ...

Postby Flying Horse » Sun Jan 26, 2014 11:01 pm

    Watched Papadopoulos and Sons this afternoon. Really enjoyed it.

    Shame we couldn't get an actual copy here, had to resort to download on.phone via play movies. Hooked up to our big hd tv. Didn't hamper quality with all the gadgets though!


    Thanks GiG!
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    Re: Greek-inspired Films to watch ...

    Postby Paphitis » Mon Jan 27, 2014 1:00 am

    Is the Director taking the piss out of Greeks?

    I understand laughing at yourself in good humour, but this is ridiculous! Fish and Chips imish! :roll:

    Stereotypical crap!

    Yiannis West would not be happy! Do they want to buy some fish? :wink:
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    Re: Greek-inspired Films to watch ...

    Postby GreekIslandGirl » Mon Jan 27, 2014 11:22 pm

    Flying Horse wrote:
      Watched Papadopoulos and Sons this afternoon. Really enjoyed it.

      Shame we couldn't get an actual copy here, had to resort to download on.phone via play movies. Hooked up to our big hd tv. Didn't hamper quality with all the gadgets though!


      Thanks GiG!


      Glad you enjoyed it - the reviews do not do it credit and it was in fact hubby who persuaded me to give it a go. It's very easy to discard it based on the reviews but it turned out to be a quietly reflective, if not philosophical account which had elements of "Local Hero" about it. :)
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      Re: Greek-inspired Films to watch ...

      Postby Flying Horse » Mon Jan 27, 2014 11:54 pm

      I never bother with reviews. I've fancied watching it since I saw it trailered on another DVD.

      For us, we could relate. Rich man loses fortune, lives a life not accustomed, but rises a better man for it. The loss of loved ones, and of course......

      Everyone should have an uncle Spiros in their life :D
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