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My Best Friend (2001)

O kalyteros mou filos (original title)
When Konstadinos misses a flight and returns home unexpectedly, he finds his wife in bed with his best friend. Shocked, he leaves the house without letting them know what he saw and begins ... See full summary »
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Credited cast:
Lakis Lazopoulos Lakis Lazopoulos ... Konstadinos
Antonis Kafetzopoulos Antonis Kafetzopoulos ... Alekos
Vera Krouska ... Dafni
Smaragda Karydi ... Andrea
Maria Kavoyianni ... Venia
Ketty Konstadinou Ketty Konstadinou ... Thodoros / Liza
Elisavet Moutafi Elisavet Moutafi ... Stella
Yannis Bostantzoglou Yannis Bostantzoglou ... Hristos
Dimitris Tzoumakis ... Filippos
Evdokia Statiri ... Kiki
Christos Efthimiou Christos Efthimiou ... Broker
Manolis Mavromatakis
Spyros Kalogirou ... Taxi Driver
Evagelia Samiotaki ... Konstadinos' Mother
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Marios Agapitos Marios Agapitos ... Waiter
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When Konstadinos misses a flight and returns home unexpectedly, he finds his wife in bed with his best friend. Shocked, he leaves the house without letting them know what he saw and begins wandering in the streets of Athens... Written by Chris Makrozahopoulos <makzax@hotmail.com>

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Greece

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Greek | Romanian

Release Date:

2 March 2001 (Greece) See more »

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Dolby SR

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Color
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Referenced in S' agapo - M' agapas: Episode #1.20 (2001) See more »

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Jungle Fever
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One of the best Greek comedies in years
9 May 2002 | by akillizSee all my reviews

When I got this movie on video I didn't know anything about it. I hadn't even seen Smaragda Karidi before(and yes she is a knock-out)! I was very pleasantly surprised straight from the start. The movie doesn't take long to suck you in. It's fast, very funny, intelligent and very well directed (although I have the suspicion that the good direction comes from Giorgos Lanthimos and not Mr. Lazopoulos who as a director hasn't showed as any exceptional samples before...). The movie feels and looks more European with great photography and camera work. Sure, the theme (love, friendship, disloyalty)isn't going to get an award for originality but it has some really original scenes in it. Having said that the plot is quite unpredictable and full of clever dialogues.

The relationship between the two best friends and their wives is depicted brilliantly, the acting from the main characters is flawless and the whole film will give you an hour and a half of pure entertainment.

I'm not a big fan of Greek cinema and I think that most Greek films fall into two big categories, the(so called) sophisticated dramas and the TV-like silly comedies(see 'safe sex', the Greek American pie-for 30-40something Greeks). This film, although still a comedy, there is no way you can describe it as silly. For me personally it's the best Greek movie I saw in years. No deep hidden meanings, no nonsense. Just what I needed for the evening. Pure fun.


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