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Block 12 (2013)
Οικόπεδο 12 (original title)
Oikopedo 12 (title with latin characters)
Fiction, 94 min
 
Production countries   Cyprus,Greece
Languages   Greek,English,Russian
Director   Kyriacos Tofarides
Scriptwriters   Kyriacos Tofarides, Panos Stathoyiannis
Producer   Kyriacos Tofarides
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Comedy
 
   
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Plot
English satellites who conduct research from space discover large oil deposits in the area of the Old Mines in Cyprus. A big part of the area belongs to Constantas Rezitis (he has bought it from his Turkish Cypriot colleague Ahmet Beyoglu) who has retired there with his wife Ellou. The outbreak of a big economic crisis leads the two sons of the family to bankruptcy forcing them to move their families to the house. A lot of problems are caused by the cohabitation. This whole situation is made worse when the Cyprus government keeps asking to buy the house, and Constantas’ stubbornly refuses. Moreover two English agents and Hasan Beyoglu (son of Ahmet) camp outside the house. The house is in a state of internal and external siege. The Costantas family accidentally discovers that all this is happening because of the oil deposits and from then on things take a different turn. 

Director's Statement

A political, allegorical comedy with plenty of surrealism, social satire and magical realism. A film driven by the human need to dream, and also the need to see the dark side of power- of “big” interests, political games, of the high level contraband- revealed for a moment with a smile by the light of comedy. But I also wanted to play on a personal level, with human flaws and passions: arrogance, greed, jealousy, love. The driving force of love will lead to catharsis in combination with the cunningness of the small, the weak, and the eternally underprivileged. This is what is demanded from comedy. The viewers must leave satisfied and happy that the small, the poor, the weak have finally been justified.
 
Technical Specifications Image / Sound
Color / Black & White   Color
Aspect ratio   1.85:1
Production format   HD
Distribution format   DCP
 
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» Delphi Bank 21st Greek Film Festival, 14/10 - 2/11
» Cyprus International Film Festival 2014
» Los Angeles Greek Film Festival 2014
» San Francisco Greek Film Festival 2014
» 2013: A year in highlights
» European Film Academy Awards (EFA) 2013
» Awards of the Cyprus Film Days Festival 2013
 
 
 
       
       
   
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