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Plot: Following his ruin in the latest banking crisis, a self-made millionaire reluctantly re-unites with his estranged freewheeling brother to re-open the abandoned fish and chip shop they shared in their youth. Runtime: 109 mins Release Date: 20 Dec 2012
Everyone Should See Tthis Film (by photomintie-273-263143)
I started following Marcus Markou on Twitter when he was getting ready to film Papadopoulos and Sons and was going to be tweeting about it along the way. As an aspiring filmmaker, I thought this would be an interesting feed to follow. And indeed it was. Here we are one year and a couple months later and Marcus has taken the film to a few film festivals, screened it a couple times in London and lord knows what else. Since I don't live in a city where any of these screenings were, Marcus sent me a screener copy of the film. And these are my thoughts on it.In a word, I LOVED it!I had a <more>
feeling from the trailers and teasers that Marcus released, that I would like Uncle Spiros and I absolutely adored him. I've checked out George Corraface's IMDb page and I've not seen a single thing he was in, so he was "all new" to me and he was wonderful the character as well as the actor .My friend and I noted how much we liked Marcus' script as well. He's a great writer. Nothing ever felt awkward or forced. Very fluid and coherent dialogue throughout. And VERY funny! We had some good laughs, at the dialogue as well as some of the reactions or expressions pulled by some of the actors. Marcus was very lucky to get a cast of some superb actors. It was about 50/50 on actors I was familiar with, and most of those who I wasn't familiar with did a great job. Ed Stoppard was campy and funny. Georgia Groome was snarky and fabulous. Thomas Underhill was a RIOT. And Stephen Dillane.... seriously... seeing him in a comedic role as well as a couple of VERY moving scenes , just solidifies how multifaceted he really is. The one that I was most impressed by which, really, shouldn't shock me at all, given who his dad is , was Frank Dillane who I'd never seen before . His character was so sweet and charming, and he never missed a beat. More than delivering the lines... he succeeded in delivering the feeling. Just really, really well done, Frank! I hope he's continuing on this track, because that kid definitely has the gene.I can see why Papadopoulos and Sons won the Audience Choice Award at the Thessaloniki Film Festival in Greece. Everyone should be very proud of that. It really is a delightful film. It's honest and beautiful. It's a story everyone should see.
Cannot recommend this movie enough! (by faye_marie)
I have been told I am the worst person to watch a film at the cinema with, I have a movie watching attention span and patience of a nat, constantly clarifying what's going on and regularly leaving half way through as I have just not been captivated enough. Imagine my surprise when I watched a movie that I viewed in its entirety, with very little clarification and on finishing watching the film, wanted to watch it again and again! The goofy feel good feeling you get on watching the film is something you want to experience again and want others to experience. The message you take away from <more>
it have never been more important. I am eagerly awaiting the production of the DVD so I can send it to everyone who I've been raving about the film to! Its pure magic.
A well known theme with great acting and direction (by malaiac)
I saw a preview during Dinard Festival. Didn't know the movie before entering the theater, and was here mostly for the after party. Well, the movie was - way - better than the cocktail.It's a conventional movie about change of fortune, and joy in small things. With good writing, perfect acting from Stephen Dillane and the supporting cast great George Corraface ! and good editing, it turns a well known theme into a great movie. The script is well written, offering many scenes where Dillane and Corraface can express their talent. I thought about "We bought a Zoo" after <more>
watching "Papadopoulos&Sons". I might think Papadoulos was better.
For those who want more from Stephen Dillane than seeing him in supporting TV roles as in John Adams, Hunted, Secret State and Game of Thrones, this is the film to pick. Papadopolous and Sons' story can be told in less than a minute. It may neither have the most original conflict nor a remarkable solution. Of becoming poor it only shows the more beautiful aspects. But there's something organic in the writing and the acting that makes you smile and not care about it. It's life! And it feels like life. P&S shows Mr Dillane's qualities more than anything else that I've <more>
recently seen. This may be due to his unpredictability in acting. I don't know any other actor who so much doesn't look like "acting". And on a leading role this talent even thrives. Thankfully P&S also provides us with Frank Dillane in his first bigger role after Harry Potter's Tom Riddle moment. A very promising debut from writer/director Marcus Markou.
A very warm, funny and entertaining film (by brucehakutizwi)
What a funny warm hearted film. I laughed, shed a tear and was thoroughly entertained. I can't wait for Papadopoulos & Sons release. I watch a lot of blockbusters and rarely indie films, this was a lovely surprise to see such a well made and enjoyable indie movie. Stephen Dillane is absolutely wonderful and surprisingly very funny. I have the pleasure of working with Marcus everyday and I was lucky enough to read the script before production and watch the making of Papadopoulos & Sons from start to finish. I remember reading the script on my way to work in the train and found <more>
myself overwhelmed with emotion and I completely forgot where I was. Some parts I was laughing so loud until I noticed stares from fellow commuters as well as having tears rolling down my cheeks and thinking to myself get a hold of yourself man, you are in public. From script to screen, there was no disappointment, it was as I had imagined it in my head as I read the script in train.Papadopoulos & Sons am must see film.
Bring this movie to US audiences (by eric-563-863037)
At a time when we continue to dig ourselves out from the financial and economic bubbles of the financial crisis, Papdopoulos and Sons reminds us that there is nothing stronger than the bond of a family and hope to help carry us through not only the worst but all times. Marcus Markou has developed a film that will resonate with US audiences and I hope gains distribution here so that many others may share in this delightful, heart-warming production. I was fortunate enough to catch the film on an EVA Airways transpacific flight last month. I recently learned that the film will be screened at <more>
the Palm Springs film festival so I do hope it gets picked up.
A drama about a man who loses everything. (by guchrisc)
"If you can make one heap of all your winningsAnd risk it on one turn of pitch-and-toss,And lose, and start again at your beginningsAnd never breath a word about your loss;" from 'If' by Rudyard Kipling This is a drama, not a comedy. I repeat, this is not a comedy.This film is a film of our times. Just as is the recent 'Arbitrage' that starred Richard Gere. It could be billed as 'Arbitrage II'. This film though is not a film about the process of a fall but is rather about the aftermath.Film opens at a very expensive house. The owner of the house also has a <more>
very expensive car, and so he should, because he is 'The European Entrepreneur of the Year'. He is Harry Papadopoulos, played by lead male Stephen Dillane. He is a self-made man who has built up his business from small beginnings. He owns popular Greek food brands but as the film opens he is on the verge of his biggest deal yet, a huge property deal. Harry has put a huge amount of borrowed money into this deal. The stock-market crashes, Harry is overextended, the business goes into administration.Harry has a plan to borrow money to buy back his company but before that can happen his assets are seized. Rather than going through the turmoil of down-sizing, Harry ends up even worse off with no house and no car. The only asset left is his share of a chip-shop. Harry wants to sell this to start to rebuild his business empire. To do this he needs to get his brother to agree to the sale. This chip-shop is disused.So much for the plot, but this film is not about big business, it's about people, and what people! These people are really not very nice. Harry himself is a pretty miserable, unhappy and unsympathetic figure. His children too are not very nice. There is no warmth here with these characters. They are all cold. Who cares what happens to these people? The film itself seems to be filmed rather darkly, it is not bright or light. The acting too in these early scenes seems wooden and characters seem exaggerated stereotypes.All this changes with the entrance of Georges Corraface playing the brother Spiros Papadopolous. Now the film comes alive. Spiros is larger-than-life and a complete contrast to his bland brother Harry. While we dislike the miserable Harry, Spiros we love.Harry is unhappy that the family has to live in the flat above the disused chip shop, while he tries to refinance his business empire. Harry is unhappy because after losing his heap of winnings, he has to start again at his beginnings, and this he does, but he does not remain silent about it.This film is set in London, a melting-pot of immigrants. Harry with his cockney accent, is, like his brother Spiros, Greek. Now Harry has returned to the working-class area of his youth and he hates it. The themes of ethnicity, immigration and assimilation are explored as are those of being middle-class and working-class. This is a dysfunctional family with problems, now newly thrust into an old environment. Aspects of these themes are shown, sometimes with very little touches, that illustrate the changes in lifestyles. Film locations were perfect.As said, in the earlier scenes the acting was rather wooden. The corporate figures exaggerated. This though is not important, as what this film is about, is the family. The cold air of earlier warms up. Some nice Greek music is introduced. The two brothers are played well by the two actors. Dillane playing the cold Harry has perhaps the hardest role. Corraface playing Spiros gives a tremendous performance. The children, who start this film doing some of the most irritating scenes, end up doing some rather poignant ones. All three did well.This film is rated 15 in the UK. This is due to the bad language. Apart from children, this film with its themes of class, family and ethnicity will appeal to all. No laughs, but it is touching and thoughtful. A good film, thus 8/10.
Bittersweet fable for our age (by missk-617-996208)
I was invited to a preview screening of Papadopoulos & Sons and went without any expectations one way or the other. The narrative is deceptively simple but hides a surprising number of subtexts that reveal themselves through the compact running time. One one level, it's a straightforward recession era story of a family's struggle in dramatically reduced economic circumstances. The Greek diaspora background adds poignancy given that country's particularly fragile position within the economic crisis, but also adds a more mythological framework as a particularly ancient Greek <more>
style familial tragicomedy plays out with an onlooking comic chorus of London types from Kebab shop owners to asset stripping loss adjusters.Deep down it is a warm hearted and unashamedly sentimental British family drama, albeit distinctively shot through with a Mediterranean sense of fable. A likable ensemble cast and an unobtrusive camera guide you through with a smile on your face.
A solid family film that you could watch with anyone. (by face-819-933726)
Very slow to start, but once they get the ball rolling this movie hits all of the family bonding marks that you would want, and expect from a movie like this one. Very sweet family moments as the younger Papadopoulos' are first introduced to their father's older brother who opens their hearts, and minds up, and gets them ready to live in the world as part of it instead of just observers. There are no overwhelming surprises, and for the most part you just watch what you would expect from a TV movie of the week. However this is an Enjoyable movie and you will feel uplifted even when you <more>
don't expect to so it is doing it's job, and that makes it worth watching.