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Nikos Zapatinas, "ELIAS OF THE 16th PRECINCT"

Three friends, Elias, Thomas and Vangelis, who face many financial difficulties and owe money to banks, insurance companies etc, decide to snitch money from Labros. Labros who is Vangelis' boss is a cafeteria owner, a pawnbroker and a fence. Thomas will attempt the breaking and entering and Elias will be disguised as a police-officer for reasons.

However luck plays funny games and the "police-officer" is being asked to solve a case concerning jewelry theft in a nearby house.

It is the "come-back" of the all-time classic film by Alekos Sakellarios, based on the play written by Sakellarios-Giannakopoulous (1958-2008).


  • San Francisco Greek Film Festival, USA, 2009, screening
  • 16th Greek Film Festival (Antipodes,) Australia, 2009, screening
  • Greek Film Festival of South Africa, Johannesburg, 2011, screening


Directed byNikos Zapatinas
Script AdaptationKatia Kissonergi
CinematographyYannis Drakoularakos
Sound RecordingMarinos Athanassopoulos
Art DirectorOlga Leontiadou
Costume DesignMaria Karapouliou
EditingTakis Yannopoulos
CastPetros Filippidis, Thanassis Tsaltabassis, Costas Apostolakis, Tasos Costis, Themis Bazaka, Ero Mane, Christos Simardanis, Thaleia Matika, Dimitris Liolios, Antonis Antoniou, Panos Skouroliakos, Orfeas Avgoustidis, Michalis Yannatos, Laertis Malkotsis, Arietta Moutousi
Production SupervisorLambis Haralambidis
ProductionODEON, CL Productions, Finos Film, Anosi SA, Mega Channel, Multichoice Hellas/NOVA, EMS, FilmInMind
Theater ReleaseNovember 25, 2008
2008, 35mm, color, 90', Dolby Digital