Living Dangerously (1987)

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A smart electronic technician needs his fifteen minutes of fame to scrutinise the corrupt Government, threatening to blow a building to smithereens with his devilishly intricate explosive device. Who can stop a man with nothing to lose?


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Director:

Nicos Perakis

Writer:

Nicos Perakis

Awards

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6 July 2000 | gropius
One of the most political films of the new Greek cinematography.
One of the most political films of the new Greek cinematography. The heroes of the film `Loufa kai parallaghi' (1984) (privates conscripted in the Greek army during the dictatorship) are gathered after twenty years to prevent -either due to police coercion or to their own motives (sympathy, economic/political interests, just to have a laugh)- their ex-companion from carrying out his threat and blowing up the central building of the national communications organisation if he does not receive TV broadcasting time to address a revolutionary protest text against the public machine. The film constitutes a rather complete and to the point comment on the mechanisms of government indifference, covering-up and finally engulfing foreign elements; a bitter, well-structured satire, sarcastic and above all astonishingly modern due to its internationalist character. The film is far from limiting itself to a social critique based on the heroes of the previous film. It is an autonomous creation having a clear reason of existence, at least in respect to its thematic and structure. The aesthetics of the film is not something extraordinary (I should probably make an appeal to my poor knowledge on relative issues) but this does not impair the general impression that the film, as a narrative, leaves. Regarding the non-Greek viewers, it should be noted that all the facts that are necessary to comprehend the film (the film incorporates comedy elements, as well) and are relevant to the Greek reality of the 1980s (and even 1990s) are given by the film itself.

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Genres

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Release Date:

29 October 1987

Language

Greek


Country of Origin

West Germany, Greece

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