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Knifer (2010)

Mahairovgaltis (original title)
Following his father's death, Nikos leaves the provinces to work in Athens guarding his brutish uncle's dogs. Nikos finds the dynamic of his relationship with his uncle changing when his uncle's wife draws closer to him.


Yannis Economides
6 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »




Credited cast:
Stathis Stamoulakatos ... Nikos
Vangelis Mourikis ... Alekos
Maria Kallimani ... Gogo
Giannis Voulgarakis ... Nikos' friend
Yannis Anastasakis ... Drunk man
Nikol Drizi Nikol Drizi ... Nikos' girl
Konstantinos Siradakis ... Waiter (as Kostas Syradakis)
Themis Angelopoulos Themis Angelopoulos ... Liquor store thief
Costas Fylaktidis ... Liquor store thief
Ioakim Mylonas Ioakim Mylonas ... Liquor store thief
Danis Aptosoglou Danis Aptosoglou ... Pro-po patron
Manolis Fylaktidis Manolis Fylaktidis ... Pro-po patron
Regina Litsi Regina Litsi ... Pro-po patron
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Simela Athanasiadou Simela Athanasiadou ... Woman in bar A'
Wendy Betelges Wendy Betelges ... Female Doberman


Spending his days indolently somewhere in the Greek province, devoid of dreams and ambitions, Nikos has embraced a life without future. Under those circumstances, soon after the death of his father, Alekos, his uncle, will urge him to leave the village's miserable life to settle in with him in Athens, offering food and shelter in return for an uninteresting, yet easy job. As a result, Nikos will find himself isolated in a remote and drab Athenian suburb without friends or interests, where the frail balance between his uncle, his lustful aunt and himself will be inevitably disrupted with unforeseen and dreadful consequences. Written by Nick Riganas

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The dark urban side of greece in black and white
3 January 2020 | by i_am_ster_damSee all my reviews

This is one of the best films from the point of direction and photography in the recent history of greek cinema. Oikonomidis best work to this day, with a shockingly realistic portrait of the urban everyday life and the well hidden secrets and passions that every house hides from the outside world. All of them are being revealed with a rare honesty. The performances are solid,not great,except the leading actor who manages with his eyes to give us all the emotions and the psychological pressure that he is feeling around him, even when he goes for a cup of coffee. Several awards for this film, which by far is the most underrated one in the past ten years in my country.

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Release Date:

4 November 2010 (Greece) See more »

Also Known As:

Cuţitarul See more »

Filming Locations:

Athens, Greece See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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