The Island

Synopsis: The death of a prominent citizen reveals the corruption that festers behind closed doors on a seemingly serene Greek island.
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
 
IMDB:
6.5
Year:
2009
96 min
184 Views

Mayor, you have

destroyed all my pots!

You haven't left

not even one flower!

No problem!

Good morning.

Buy fresh fish!

- Good morning.

- Good morning.

- Good morning, Mrs mayor!

- Hi, Thomas!

Just a minute!

- Allow me to offer you these.

- No, Thomas, it's not right.

I insist.

Always the best for the

first lady of the island.

The mayor will love them.

If you insist.

Thanks.

- Goodbye, Thomas.

- Take care.

- Good morning, Mrs Aphrodite.

- Good morning to you.

Koula, where are you, cousin?

Let's have some coffee!

I'm coming!

I have news.

About the widow?

What did she do, this time?

She hasn't done anything,

but she will, so help me God.

Are you cooking

chicken in lemon sauce?

The kid loves it.

Of course.

Alexandros likes sour stuff.

- What do you mean, cousin?

- Nothing.

I mean that he likes to eat

food in lemon sauce...

like so many other people.

Old Dikaios,

asked to see his lawyer.

So?

He must have

changed his will.

- What do you care?

- I do care!

If someone has a right

on his fortune, that's me.

So many years

I've been by his side.

He pays you well.

I wouldn't be

his slave for free!

- He doesn't owe you anything.

- I didn't say that!

Who else has he got?

He hasn't got anyone.

When the time comes, touch

wood, he's got to think of me.

I am a lonely girl.

What can I say?

I wish you the best.

Although, you never know.

He may leave it elsewhere.

- To whom?

- How should I know?

Maybe to a foundation.

Or even, to the island itself,

for infrastructure works.

Old Dikaios,

really loves this island.

Whatever.

I should be going.

I'm expecting a parcel.

Take care.

Nikitas, show some decency.

She is a widow.

Alas, to the dead one!

Don't worry about her.

She will find her way.

All these months

after the funeral...

she has been going to

the church day after day.

What did you expect her to do?

She's looking for support.

And she found it

in Father Labros?

I meant God, you, devil!

Mayor, as an educated man,

you should know better.

Her late husband,

drowned on his own will?

Of course!

No, the rope wrapped itself

around his neck...

and the anchor sunk

in order to drown him.

Apostolis, I don't know

how it happened...

I wasn't present.

For one, it wasn't suicide.

- It was a face-off!

- Who says such bullshit?

This scoundrel,

this loan-shark...

was tangled in

strange dealings!

To hell with you!

All lies!

Has anything been proved?

There was an inquiry.

A search.

The chief constable

has spoken!

And what did he say?

Aces full, you bastard!

You faggot!

Yes!

Chief!

The owners of the cafeterias

are quarreling again!

Take Hiotis and put

some sense to them.

If I get mad, I will come down

and throw them to the sea!

Run!

Those bastards and their

cafes! I've had enough!

And if the few disagree

with the mass?

- The mass is right?

- That's true.

Usually.

If we take as a fact

that the masses...

are driven by those

who want to dominate them...

and want to have good time

and lots of money...

then, we come

to the conclusion that...

Olga.

The masses want what

the few make them want.

Well done.

And who are these people?

The ones who have the power

and we are their prisoners.

What did Adamantios Korais

used to say about freedom?

Antonis?

That freedom...

should be seated in between

justice and humanism.

Correct!

And where do we find this

written in our modern history?

In the last communiqui of

the organization "17 November"...

its free members sent when

their comrades were captured.

Think about it.

Teaching outside again?

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