Blackmail Boy (Oxygono)

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This is a twisted tale of dubious morality, infidelity, and murder. Magda's family seems fairly average. She dotes on her attractive 20-year-old son, Christos, while daughter Giota and her husband Stelios live upstairs. The potential redevelopment of a piece of family-owned land serves as a catalyst for Giota and Stelios' greed. The menacing Stelios' discovery of a clandestine homosexual affair between Christos and an older land redevelopment official puts the youth at the epicenter of their blackmail plot. But, Christos may have plans of his own...

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Critic Reviews for Blackmail Boy (Oxygono)

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  • In definite need of a sea breeze to cool off its overheated characters, the Greek melodrama Blackmail Boy reaches for tragedy but settles for soap opera.

    Jan 6, 2006 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…
  • There are moments of amusing melodrama, but for the most part, the action is too preposterous to take seriously, and too serious to be very much fun.

    Nov 18, 2005 | Rating: 1.5/4
  • Toward the end, there's a delightful dream sequence, which shows that director-writers Michalis Reppas and Thanassis Papathanasiou aren't complete hacks. Perhaps they'll do better the next time out.

    Nov 18, 2005 | Rating: 1/4
  • The Greek film Blackmail Boy has the feel of farce at times, but much of the time it just seems determined to shock.

    Nov 17, 2005 | Rating: 2.5/5
  • The hysteria is relentless: shrieking, punching, puking, trigger pulling. Overheard bits of inane party chatter provide the only moments of levity; otherwise the theater of cruelty slogs on with no cathartic release.

    Nov 15, 2005
  • Their super-tawdry film becomes as compulsively watchable as it is often inadvertently laughable.

    Mar 1, 2007 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Blackmail Boy (Oxygono)

  • Dec 24, 2009
    Heavy duty dramatics and a sordid story but it's involving and the acting isn't bad if at times a bit over the top.
    jay n Super Reviewer

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