Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB
Original title: Loufa Kai Parallagi
Greece, 1984. Stefi & Lynx Productoins, Filmakers Corporation Ltd., Greek Film Center, Spentzos Films. Screenplay by Nicos Perakis. Cinematography by Giorgos Panousopoulos. Produced by Nicos Perakis. Music by Nikos Mamangakis. Production Design by Giorgos Koliopanos. Costume Design by Heidrun Brandt. Film Editing by Giorgos Triandafyllou.
Witty Greek comedy about a group of friends doing their mandatory army service in the late sixties. The men in question are a group of bumbling goofs who are serving in the military during Greece’s dictatorship in 1967-1968, and as such are assigned to work in the cinematographic propaganda unit. When these guys get involved, the film output becomes something quite different. The direction by Nicos Perakis is bubbly and the jokes are cute. It’s a fun distraction.
Berlin Film Festival: In Competition