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July 19, 2015
Not very interesting.
½ October 31, 2013
Very impressive movie from a greek director. Gorgeous settings and wardrobe and a solid cast and expert direction
March 24, 2013
Could have been a masterpiece... to tell the truth...
February 28, 2013
God Loves Caviar (5/10)
In times of economic turmoil for my country, Greece, Yiannis Smaragdis (Kavafis, El Greco) continues ostensibly to think big, in terms of production values. I guess the russian funding should have played a decisive role to that daring project. Honestly, the epic story of the born greek pirate Vavrvakis, albeit little known to his compatriots, apart from being acclaimed as one of new greek state
(1830) great benefactors, was a life lived to the fullest, passion- driven, danger-defying and personal tragedies overridden. It?s a common pattern for Smaragdis to preserve traditional, nearly fairy tale-like storytelling, entertaining a history lesson for grade students, rather than aiming for a more individual, less folklore approach. There are always the pros and the cons that come with this combo: idyllic cinematography, uplifting score to pinpoint the present importance of its message, almost linear character development. Easy come-easy go. Add the indispensable in such multinational projects funny man John Cleese and grand dame Catherine Deneuve, a plethora of greek stars in cosmetic roles (Lakis Lazopoulos, Giannis Vouros, Pavlos Kontogiannidis, Akis Sakellariou) and a strong masculine lead, a cross between George Corraphace and Pasxalis Charouhas (Sebastian Coch, back from obscurity after The Lives of Others). The film opened here in a small screening room to a couple dozens of journalists. I hope it fare significantly better after its greek release, come early October. This is not the freaky new wave of greek art house film as signalled lately by George Lanthimos and co, but it will appeal to infrequent moviegoers, who use to overflow greek movie theaters a decade ago with Politiki Kouzina.
½ December 16, 2012
Save yourself from seeing this piece of crap...
October 31, 2012
Very well structured with an emotional ending. I loved it.
½ October 30, 2012
This movie was boring, empty of substance and action and in the end it failed its great expectations.
October 18, 2012
nice film! Sebastian Koch is great!
October 6, 2012
The fascinating lifestory of Ioannis Varvakis, a Greek sea captain of the early 19th century who became a successful caviar trader in the Caspian Sea but he never forgot Greece. He funded the independence war, created schools and built the central market of Athens. Strong and persevering personality, beautiful cinematography, Sebastian Koch as the star, Catherine Deneuve as the Czarina of Russia and John Cleese!
September 17, 2012
Heard it's amazing! Looking forward to seeing it!
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