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God Loves Caviar (2012)

O Theos agapaei to haviari (original title)
God Loves Caviar is the compelling story of IOANNIS VARVAKIS, and his journey from humble Greek pirate to international caviar millionaire, with the ear of Catherine the Great of Russia. ... See full summary »

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Yannis Smaragdis
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Credited cast:
Sebastian Koch ... Varvakis
Evgeniy Stychkin ... Ivan
Juan Diego Botto ... Lefentarios
Olga Sutulova ... Helena
John Cleese ... McCormick
Catherine Deneuve ... Empress Catherine II of Russia
Akis Sakellariou ... Kimon
Alexandra Sakelaropoulou ... Varvakis' Mother
Fotini Baxevani
Lakis Lazopoulos ... Fisherman of God
Pavlos Kontoyannidis
Alexandros Mylonas ... Temporary Prime Minister
Giannis Vouros ... Businessman A (as Yannis Vouros)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Alexis Antonopoulos ... Young Man
Yorgos Charalabidis ... (as George Charalambidis)
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God Loves Caviar is the compelling story of IOANNIS VARVAKIS, and his journey from humble Greek pirate to international caviar millionaire, with the ear of Catherine the Great of Russia. His wealth and power, however, do not give him contentment, and his boundless ambition only brings suffering, until he gives everything away, including himself, in the name of love. This epic tale, based on Varvakis' real life, moves from the Greek island of Psara to the court of Catherine the Great in Russia and the shores of the Caspian Sea, and then back to Greece, a country torn by civil war and the fight for independence, during the Revolution of 1821 against the Ottoman Empire. Written by mike

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Plot Keywords:

caviar | millionaire | greece | patriot | See All (4) »

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Can anyone ever truly be free?


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TV-14 | See all certifications »

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A story about one of the wealthiest Greek benefactors
24 March 2013 | by diogenispSee all my reviews

Nice attempt, though it is obvious it needed better writing. Very good performances by Koch and Bioto,excellent direction of photography. What is more, is the fact that it is worth seeing it even though it goes very abruptly from scene to scene. Very good music by Minos Matsas.The poor part of the story is the supporting performances which are rather shallow, and not analyzed. Smaragdis, is a good director, decent, but he has never been in the position of creating a great and momentary film. Excellent editing by George Mavropsaridis, may be the best Greek editor at this time in Greek movie industry. Cameos are made by a number of well known Greek actors but the extensive use of English language during the film is not a beneficial factor of the movie.


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Country:

Greece | Russia

Language:

Greek | Russian | English

Release Date:

11 October 2012 (Greece) See more »

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Aegina, Greece See more »

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Budget:

EUR8,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,906,528
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