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416 Ratings


Directed by Babis Makridis
Greece, 2012
Comedy, Drama
  • Greek
  • English


The protagonist, aged 40, lives in his car and receives his family at fixed times. His employer is a rich narcoleptic who can’t drive. The driver provides him with special honey. But when an even better driver comes along, he loses his job and decides to look for another means of transport.

L Directed by Babis Makridis

What are people saying?

  • msmichel's rating of the film L

    It should come as no surprise that this film comes from the same pen that scribed 'Dogtooth', 'Alps' and 'The Lobster' : Efthymis Filippou. This dark and deadpan comedy shares the same pathos and lack of surface emotion. For those following the so-called 'new greek wave' this shouldn't be passed over.

  • Samuel Wells's rating of the film L

    Wonderful. Wacky. Totally within its own world. Following the main character and all of his affectations only endeared me to him more. The film understands this and handles the affectations with grace and fully commits to them in a way that the viewer can believe it. The film is a very strong, and perfectly peculiar, film that was a joy to see.

  • dionysus67's rating of the film L

    Filippou's bourgeois anti-humanism under the garb of weird cinema delivers here, through Makridis' direction, another misanthropic tale of inarticulate individuals (urban society's 'feral' children) who are devoid of agency as well as emotionally atrophied. The only interest comes from the car crash scene in a film with humans stooping low. The finale's ode to the sea must be among the most ludicrous in all cinema...

  • manybits's rating of the film L

    The film contains: car people, motorbike people, boat people. There are adults (both men and women), children, a man-bear, dogs. There are parking lots, roads, dirt roads, seaside roads, homes. There are musical moments with actors singing songs. There are driving moments on different vehicles. There are gloves, helmets, shoes & boots, leather jackets & jackets with internal linings.

  • EdieMaas's rating of the film L

    It might feel, in the moment, like a daring and powerful directorial choice to structure a film using all the established elements of absurdist deadpan comedy, but without any comedy. I can understand how, caught up in that exciting Greek wave, you might convince yourself that it'd be deep meta-commentary, and not insulting, self-indulgent, and of mediocre intellectual merit. I get it. I just wish Makridis had, too.

  • OFF_FRAME's rating of the film L

    Debut feature film co-written by one of the Dogtooth writers, this latest journey in Greek absurdist comedy, a road trip where the driver 'is' the vehicle falls a little short of the mark. There are some truly great and wry moments in here and a swag of interesting ideas but as a whole it lacks in pace and development at times feeling like the same joke told over and over. 2.5 stars

  • NICOLE86's rating of the film L

    You can feel Man's longing for an identity while using masculine symbolism which was very interesting. It's dead pan acting was very reminiscent of Aki Kaurismäki, which I loved. Also, Efthymis Filippou is slowly becoming one of my favorite screenwriters, his work is complicated, funny and bizarre; all things I enjoy in a film.

  • Wee Hunk's rating of the film L

    Don't worry about murdering bears, their legs are too tired. My legs won't be tired because I run much faster at night.

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