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25 Ratings

The King

O vasilias

Directed by Nikos Grammatikos
Greece, 2002


A 35-year old man, just released from jail, decides to make a clean break from the big city and his troubled past.

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The King Directed by Nikos Grammatikos

Awards & Festivals

Thessaloniki Film Festival

2002 | 3 wins including: Best Actor

2002 | 3rd place: Best Film

Cairo International Film Festival

2003 | Winner: Golden Pyramid

What are people saying?

  • dionysus67's rating of the film The King

    A typical example of a competent film with potential of sorts that faces the problem of its overambitious scope. While it is acted with conviction by the talented Christ-like Mourikis and it features some good location shooting as well as evocative set pieces, it suffers from the plethora of (mostly religious) symbolism, the pharisaical characters (Hatzisavvas too), its trivial anarchism and its excessive length.

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