This majestic epic tells the true-life, stranger-than-fiction tale of eighteenth-century Greek pirate turned merchant Ioannis Varvakis, who rose from humble beginnings to become the head of one of the largest mercantile empires in Europe.
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December 2014, Alexandroupoli, Greece.
0.5 for the nicely made (yet a little exaggerated) costumes and 0.5 for Sebastian Koch's nicely spoken Greek. Some scenes however are shot so cheaply that it's hard to believe the movie's budget was around 8.000.000€. What did they spend it on? Caviar? Then again, I didn't expect much from a Smaragdis movie in the first place ...