The scene of family carnage, starring Dimitris, a cafe owner, is not long in breaking out, and in the space of one day, everything’s blown sky high. The Korydallos apartment is transformed into a battle ground and the characters move in and out of the “matchbox” with burning despair. Maria, the wife, the devil-children, and the rest of the low-lifes, each one ripping into each other, and in the middle, the vociferous pater familias. As night falls, the “holy Greek family” goes to hell in a hand basket. Round two begins, the savagery is thrown about in even greater helpings, and the fall of Dimitris seems to be endless… —Thessaloniki International Film Festival
Yannis Economides was born in Limassol, Cyprus, in 1967 and studied film in Athens. He has directed several short films and documentaries. He directed his debut feature film “Matchbox” back in 2003. “Soul Kicking”, his second feature, celebrated its world premiere at the renowned official section of the Cannes International Film Festival 2006, “The International Critics’ Week” (“Semaine de la Critique du Festival de Cannes”) and was selected for competitive screening at various film festivals throughout the world. His third feature, “Knifer”, had its world premiere in Pusan International Film Festival 2010. At the Hellenic Film Academy Awards “Knifer” excelled and received seven awards (Best Film, Best Director, Best Screenplay, Best Cinematography, Best Editing, Best Production Design, Best Sound) and it was also awarded with the Greek Association of Film Critics Award as the Best Greek Film of the Year 2010. —IMDb
This film is indeed about a crazy Greek guy named Dimitris who is similar to the worst kind of Greek citizens living in a big city like Athens is. The tragic part of this situation is the unbelievable number of real Greek families who are as filthy as Dimitris is. The biggest joke of them all however is that this film is seen by most Greeks today as a silly comedy. I rest my case.