Thanasis Vengos is called upon, during the Occupation, to testify at the trial of a tavern owner accused of serving cat meat to his customers. He too is accused of perjury and imprisoned with some resistance fighters. The resistance fighters escape, but Thanasis remains in his cell.
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Tease this out & you get a pastiche of General della Rovere, Le Trou & a host of well-known antecedents. The approach is, sadly, farcical, slapsticky: a hyperbolic mess. Let's grant, though, it had prescience, given what it's become: popular, canonical. The Greek lead is an everyman a la Ernest Borgnine w/ the adroitness of a Buster Keaton. If that's your thing, sure, but that's the culture industry for you.