Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB
Original title: I Epithesi Tou Gigantiaiou Mousaka
Greece, 1999. 100% Synthetic Films. Screenplay by Panos Evagellidis, Panos H. Koutras, additional dialogue by Yorgos Korontsis. Cinematography by Epameinondas Zafeiris. Produced by Ion Constas, Martien Coucke. Music by Konstantinos Vita. Production Design by Marianna Papageorgiou. Costume Design by Stefanos Saousis. Film Editing by Elissavet Chronopoulou.
Strange little cult film about the effect of alien intelligence on a piece of moussaka left in the middle of a field by a mischievous boy. The moussaka becomes as large as a building and roams the city killing people everywhere, sparking the fear of the town as Athens goes haywire. At the centre of the drama is a drag queen desperate to be a character out of an Almodovar film who gets hot over an astronomer, and a bored politician’s wife on a mission of self-destruction. It’s pretty terrible, cheaply made and badly acted, but bad enough to be fun to watch, plus it has a lip-synch number.