A very interesting film that is comparable in scope and themes but not as powerful in performances or overall impact to Godfather Part II. And even though it is not as good as Godfather Part II it certainly lead the why for that series of films and subsequent films of the same ilk.
The standout thing about this film for me was Stathis Giallelis amazing first time performance, it's suprising someone with no acting experience was able to conjure up the level of acting he portrayed here. At the end of the day the only real problem I had with the film was it's length. On a side note the cinematography is quite spectacular.