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by Yannis Economides


A penetrating and subversive look deep inside the microcosm of the working-class and once lumpen Greek society. Takis is middle-aged, a worker in a cottage industry. Divorced, remarried and with a newborn infant. With pressures from everywhere. No one leaves him in peace. Wife, employer, relatives, friends. Violence and oppression. Verbal, mental, physical. All against one and God against everyone… The lighted fuse is just a few meters away from the gunpowder. But in the end it reaches it.

international title: Soul Kicking
original title: I psihi sto stoma
country: Cyprus, Greece
year: 2006
genre: fiction
directed by: Yannis Economides
film run: 112'
screenplay: Yannis Economides
cast: Errìkos Lìtsis, Vangelis Mourikis, Maria Kehagioglou, Maria Nafpliotou, Yannis Voulgarakis, Costas Ksikominos
film editing: Yannis Chalkiadakis
art director: Ioulia Stavridou
producer: Yannis Economides, Takis Veremis
production: Argonauts Productions, Hellenic Broadcasting Corporation - ERT, Cassandra Films (CY), Lambros Trifilis, Strada Productions (GR)
backing: Cinema Advisory Committee and the Ministry of Education and Culture of the Cypriot Republic


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Cannes 2006Semaine de la Critique (sélection)

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