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Blackmail Boy (Oxygono) (2004)

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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)

All Critics (12) | Top Critics (6)

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.

January 6, 2006 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

It's a mean-spirited exercise in stilted outrageousness.

January 5, 2006

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.

November 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.

November 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.

November 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.

November 15, 2005

Audience Reviews for Blackmail Boy (Oxygono)

½

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.

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