Papadopoulos & Sons

Papadopoulos & Sons

Marcus Markou (2012)

104min
15 Certificate
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Review

Our Score
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.

Summary

Premiere. A Greek millionaire loses everything he has in a financial crisis, leaving him with only one asset - his share in the fish and chip shop his father used to run. He is forced to return to his roots and work with his laidback brother to revive the family business. Comedy, starring Stephen Dillane, Georgia Groome and Georges Corraface.

Cast & Crew

Harry Papadopoulos Stephen Dillane
Katie Papadopoulos Georgia Groome
Rob Ed Stoppard
James Papadopoulos Frank Dillane
Theo Papadopoulos Thomas Underhill
Mrs Parrington Selina Cadell
Spiro Papadopoulos Georges Corraface
Doctor Georgina Leonidas
Father Jimmy Richard Durden
Lars Alexander Hanson
Sophie Cosima Shaw
Mehmet Ali Cesare Taurasi
Director Marcus Markou
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: Miracle CommsGuidance: Swearing. Available on: DVDReleased on: 5 Apr 2013
Comedy