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Vassilis Tselemengos, "DANGEROUS COOKING"

This is the first feature film by Vassilis Tselemengos. The story is based on the novel written by Andreas Staikos.

Damocles is a famous chef, whose cooking is no longer popular. He feels lonely and unsatisfied. NANA comes into his life in a critical moment: he has decided to write a book on gastronomy and Nana is his muse.

His cooking turns into a complicated personal art, as it is a gift to Nana and a way to attract her.

Nana on the other hand poses for Fine Arts students and uses her beauty to survive. She is lonely and careless until the day she meets Damocles. Their relationship changes her life but it gradually makes her suffocate. However NANA finds a new love interest, when Dimitris moves to the building.

Dimitris is a young, volatile man with no special talents. He manages to cover his loneliness by pretending to be nervous and very busy. The couple next door is the center of is interest.

Dimitris creates an explosive atmosphere as he attempts to challenge Damocles cooking talent and tries to become a better chef. Nana turns, from an insignificant woman into a protagonist. Trying not to loose what luck has brought her, she "plays" a dangerous game becoming a femme fatale.


  • Cairo International Film Festival (CIFF,) Cairo, 2009, International Competition
  • 17th Greek Film Festival, Australia, 2010, screening


Directed byVassilis Tselemengos
ScreenplayMaria Powell
CinematographyYannis Drakoularakos
SetsStephanos Katselis
Costume DesignMaria Karapouliou
Sound RecordingMarinos Athanassopoulos
EditingIoanna Spiliopoulou
CastGeorge Corraface, Katia Zygouli, Konstantinos Markoulakis, Theofania Papathoma, Mirto Alikaki
ProducersCostas Lambropoulos, Dionyssis Samiotis, Christos V. Konstantakopoulos, Manos Krezias
ProductionODEON, Faliro House Productions, CL Productions, Greek Film Centre, Multichoice Hellas/NOVA
With the supportMEDIA programme of the European Union
Theater ReleaseFebruary 4, 2010
2009, 35mm, color, 100', Dolby Digital