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Two hitmen fall in love with two forbidden women: a prostitute and the daughter of their mobster boss.

Yannis and Hermes are two ruthless, murderous gangsters working for an ominous mob boss who goes by the name of ‘the Master’. They spend their days exhorting money from local businesses and, when the owners don’t pay up, murdering them in cold blood. In amongst all this violence and cold-heartedness, the criminal pair stumble across two women who will change their lives. Yannis falls in love with a beautiful prostitute under the tight leash of a controlling pimp, while Hermes only has eyes for the Master’s daughter. As the couples are drawn inexorably towards each other, it becomes clear that the powers that be would rather see them dead than together.

‘The Sentimentalists’ is a welcome return to feature films for writer / director Nicholas Triandafyllidis, a well-established Greek filmmaker. Dark, brooding and occasionally unexpectedly violent, the film is also directed with a wonderfully light touch, allowing a few laughs to balance out the grim work of the hitment. The soundtrack is made up of a host of traditional Greek tunes that bring the characters and the film to life, sometimes in unexpected ways.

Country
Greece
Runtime
94
Director(s)
Nicholas Triandafyllidis
Writer(s)
Nicholas Triandafyllidis
Producer(s)
Marina Danezi
NiMa Artistic and Cultural Activities
Co-Producers Greek Film Center
Marni Films
Spectral
Stefi
Telefilm,Excecutive Producers,Theodora Valenti,Theofanis Kirkinezos
DOP
Yiannis Kotrotsis
Cast
Takis Moshos
Dimitris Lalos
Haris Fragoulis
Original Format
Digital