The Ogre of Athens

The Ogre of Athens

The film "O Drakos" is about a mousy, timid, bespectacled guy in Athens who sees a newspaper photo of a fugitive criminal mastermind called "The Fiend". It's the spitting image of the harmless nerd. A gang of starstruck crooks sees our hapless hero, mistakes him for the Fiend, rescues him from imminent arrest and more or less forces him to lead a desperate criminal scheme they've got going. And finally, the poor little man becomes enamoured of the idea, decides for once in his sad life to be a tough guy and a hero. He surrenders to his bizarre destiny, to be "The Fiend of Athens"... O Drakos is brilliant: a dark, satirical noir masterpiece... is like a French New Wave picture crossed with a British Ealing comedy, with something of Fellini in its zinging energy, and Carol Reed's Odd Man Out and The Third Man. The stark, dramatic key-lighting in the "arrest" scene gives the imagery a Weegee-type crime-scene aesthetic...

  • Rating:
    4.00 out of 5
  • Length:103 minutes
  • Release:1956
  • Language:Greek
  • Reference:Imdb
  • Keywords:dance,   cabaret,   mob,  

A peaceful, frightened little man (Dinos Iliopoulos) is mistakenly identified as "the dragon" ("o drákos"), a notorious criminal at large. He briefly and reluctantly rules the underworld ... . You can read more in Google, Youtube, Wiki


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Carlos Z (de) wrote: Must say I did not really laugh at all.

Greg W (kr) wrote: i didn't think I'd like this one but I did & 4 tha record I didn't see (spoiler) the whole gay thing coming all this makes 4 some very funny viewing!

Brett R (nl) wrote: Two bad actors don't ruin the whole movie. An original idea well developed. A bit lame for a Western, not so much gun fire. And I wonder where the heroes are (only heroines here). But I don't like Westerns, in general. As a story in an old west setting (good scenery, good sets), I enjoyed it... irregardless.

Daniel T (it) wrote: Johnny To has had a very good directorial career but in my opinion, nothing really surpasses this. Very good performances from Lau Ching Wan and Andy Lau. If only Adam Cheng was young enough to duel with Lau Ching Wan. That would be ownage.

Grant T (fr) wrote: Made me chuckle to myself as I was watching. Full of neat jokes and quirks to make this a very memorable, if not totally spectacular, viewing

Isabelle W (us) wrote: "Eu estou to cansado, mas no pra dizer que eu t indo embora."

Matan S (ru) wrote: The plot development in this 80's action movie was so fast paced, it felt like an expression of 80's cocaine use.

Rachel P (kr) wrote: Classic 80's cartoon!

Kurt C (ag) wrote: Very well played performances; however, I think there was more depth to the film that I just didn't get. I'm really curious to see the stage production now. Overall, I enjoyed it.