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Papadopoulos & Sons

  • Comedy
  • 2012
  • Marcus Markou
  • 104 mins
  • 15

Summary

Comedy drama starring Stephen Dillane. After Greek entrepreneur Harry Papadopoulos is ruined in the banking crisis, he's forced to approach estranged brother Spiros who's been running the family-owned chip shop in London. Putting their differences aside, the siblings set about rejuvenating the shop's fortunes.

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Review

A star rating of 3 out of 5.

A self-made millionaire is knocked sideways by the global financial crisis in this wry comedy drama, the feature debut of writer/director Marcus Markou. The familiar riches-to-rags tale is set apart by Markou's analysis of the immigrant mindset and Stephen Dillane's picture of quiet desperation as Harry Papadopoulos. Ejected from his mansion, Harry is forced to relaunch the fish-and-chip shop he co-owns with estranged brother Spiros (Georges Corraface), who is nostalgic for the days before Harry set out to "better himself". Spiros's theatricality is a source of great amusement, as are Harry's attempts to relate to his kids (Georgia Groome, Frank Dillane and Thomas Underhill). But unlike My Big Fat Greek Wedding, Markou doesn't rely on brash stereotypes. Instead he uses subtle, observational humour and witty dialogue. A late pitch at pathos isn't quite so convincing, but otherwise this is a fresh, funny and poignant snapshot of ethnic life in London.

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Credits

Cast

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Harry PapadopoulosStephen Dillane
Katie PapadopoulosGeorgia Groome
RobEd Stoppard
James PapadopoulosFrank Dillane
Theo PapadopoulosThomas Underhill
Mrs ParringtonSelina Cadell
Spiro PapadopoulosGeorges Corraface
DoctorGeorgina Leonidas
Father JimmyRichard Durden
LarsAlexander Hanson
SophieCosima Shaw
Mehmet AliCesare Taurasi

Crew

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DirectorMarcus Markou

Details

Theatrical distributor
Miracle Comms
Released on
2013-04-05
Guidance
Swearing.
Available on
DVD
Formats
Colour
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