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Nicos Perakis, "SUCCESS STORY"

Against the backdrop of a country on the brink of crisis, two worlds collide: the over-heated bourgeois milieu of Pandoras, an intellectual psychiatrist with political ambitions, and the humbler, but no less ambitious world of Georgina, a beautiful child of the working-class, but also a talented actress whose career is taking off. Their personal and social convergence and conflicts play out in an atmosphere reminiscent of ancient Pompeian excesses. Over the six years, 2008-2014, when the country falls into economic ruin and social and political upheaval, we follow the protagonists as cast off their tamer drives and pass from love and enthusiasm into desperation, defeat, and brutal vengeance. We follow their story in the present, interwoven with individual flashbacks as they see their hopes and expectations dashed.

This is a film about the crises of interpersonal relationships, with heroes who are driven to their limits, as in ancient tragedies. But in contemporary Greece, tragedies can easily turn into comedies.


  • Thessaloniki International Film Festival, 2017, screening


Directed byNicos Perakis
ScreenplayKaterina Bei
CinematographyClaudio Bolivar
EditingKonstantinos Adraktas
Sound RecordingNikos Papadimitriou
Art DirectorLina Patsiou
Costume DesignVasso Tranidou
MusicDimitris Kodopoulos
CastKonstantinos Markoulakis, Fiona Georgiadi, Panos Mouzourakis, Tonia Sotiropoulou, Tzeni Theona, Konstantinos Avarikiotis
ProductionView Master Films
ProducersCostas Lambropoulos, Yorgos Kyriakos
Co-productionFemeway Ltd, ERT SA (Hellenic Broadcasting Corporation), Greek Film Centre, Nova
Theater ReleaseNovember 2, 2017
2017, color, 90', Dolby Surround