the very first frame, the viewer is whisked into the intense, stylistic
world of Niko Nikolaidis. His films are remarkable and distinctive.
Here is the story of four criminals - beautiful pariahs - living a hedonistic,
counter-culture existence inside a garish Athenian mansion. They are
waiting for something to happen in their lives. Of course, sometimes
they force an inevitable response with their behavior [shoplifting,
drugs, porn, etc (plus quite possibly, murder)]. Then as authorities
tighten the noose on them, it becomes obvious that shotguns will soon
dominate their lives in a bloody finale.
is, perhaps, the most uncompromising film ever made. Frustratingly shot
in 'first-person narrative,' the audience is only aware of what
the four main characters know. Nothing else. Thus, creating an atmosphere
of complete isolation, fluttering between constant dread/exhilaration
without any sense of comfort or security. Here is a difficult movie,
but ultimately a masterpiece. It remains one of Niko Nikolaidis' best
films, in a list that includes SINGAPORE
SLING and I'LL
SEE YOU IN HELL, MY DARLING. Sadly, Mr Nikolaidis died from
pulmonary edema at age 67 in September 2007. Yet, he remains one of
the world's great filmmakers.
Greek film with optional English subtitles. 154 min, widescreen,
DVD encoded for ALL REGION NTSC WORLD FORMAT; extras include selected
Graphic Violence, Sexual Brutality, Drugs
for Mature Audiences