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Chevalier (2015)

Unrated | | Comedy, Drama | 26 November 2015 (Greece)
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A fishing trip in the Aegean Sea among a sextet of friends becomes the perfect setting for a relentless contest of male dominance. Everything can spark a fierce competition; but, only one can wear the precious chevalier. Who will it be?
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Cast

Cast overview:
Yiorgos Kendros ... The Doctor
Panos Koronis ... Yorgos
Vangelis Mourikis ... Josef
Makis Papadimitriou ... Dimitris (as Efthymis Papadimitriou)
Yorgos Pirpassopoulos ... Yannis (as Giorgos Pyrpassopoulos)
Sakis Rouvas ... Christos
Yannis Drakopoulos ... The Waiter (as Giannis Drakopoulos)
Nikos Orfanos ... The Captain
Kostas Filippoglou ... The Cook
Katerina Vrana ... Skype Woman
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Storyline

In the middle of the Aegean Sea, six men on a fishing trip on a luxury yacht decide to play a game. During this game, things will be compared. Things will be measured. Songs will be butchered, and blood will be tested. Friends will become rivals and rivals will become hungry. But at the end of the journey, when the game is over, the man who wins will be the best man. And he will wear on his smallest finger the victory ring: the Chevalier. Written by lefki26

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The Best in General. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Certificate:

Unrated | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

Official site [Japan]

Country:

Greece | UK

Language:

Greek | English

Release Date:

26 November 2015 (Greece) See more »

Also Known As:

Chevalier Athina See more »

Filming Locations:

Greece See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,968, 29 May 2016

Gross USA:

$25,696

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$77,590
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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Official selection by Greece for the 2017 Academy Awards See more »

Quotes

Josef: Your syntax is shit. And your penis is very, very small.
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Never Find It
Written by Marilena Orfanou
Performed by 'S.W.I.M.'
Published by D-Version
Courtesy of Feelgood Records
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A hilarious movie about ego and insecurity
3 August 2016 | by thisismynameonimdbSee all my reviews

Chevalier is the tale of six men on a fishing trip who decide to begin a competition to determine who among them is "the best in general". What begins as a harmless game begins to get to each character in different ways as they start worrying about their own faults as well as others'.

What struck me most about this movie is how they managed to balance the surreal humour (similar to The Lobster and Dogtooth also co-written by Efthymis Filippou) with a more realistic vibe. What really works is how you actually sort of understand how things could escalate in such a ridiculous way as soon as the ego is brought into it, and you believe in the characters as real people with real motivations.

It also appears to have a warm heart beating under the surface, with several touching moments between the companions and a great sense of camaraderie, despite the fact that they're all desperate to win.

I watched this film in a small cinema with around 50 other people packed in, and throughout the film was none stop laughter.

Part surreal buddy comedy, part satire of the human condition, well worth checking out.


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