by Yannis Economides
At age 19, Stratos committed a crime of passion. He spent half his life in prison, where underground boss Leonidas took him under his wing. One day during a rival gang attack, Leonidas saved his life. Stratos never forgot this.
A free man now, Stratos works the night shift at a bakery workshop, a far cry from the killing contracts he executes by day. He gives away all his money to spring Leonidas out of prison, funding an escape plan managed by Leo's brother, Yorgos.
The fulfilment of his debt is the only thing that matters to Stratos, everything else is indifferent and he lives detached, surrounded by ghosts and fallacies. The day of the escape, the most important day of his life, is near...
Yannis Economides was born in 1967 in Limassol, Cyprus. In 1987 he moved to Athens to study filmmaking. After several short films and documentaries, in 2003 he wrote and directed his first feature film, MATCHBOX.
His second feature SOUL KICKING premiered in Semaine De La Critique in 2006 and his third, KNIFER (2010) won seven awards from the Greek Film Academy, including Best Film, Best Director, Best Screenplay.
2006 SOUL KICKING
Vangelis Mourikis - Stratos
Petros Zervos - Makis
Vicky Papadopoulou - Vicky
Yannis Tsortekis - Yorgos
Yorgos Yannopoulos - Petropoulos
Directed by Yannis Economides
Written by Yannis Economides, Thanos Xiros, Vangelis Mourikis, Har Konstantakopoulos
Edited by Yannis Chalkiadakis
Music by Babis Papadopoulos
Sound design by Kostas Fylaktides
Production design by Ioulia Stavridou
Costume design by Ioulia Stavridou
Produced by Christos V. Konstantakopoulos, Panos Papahadzis, Michael Weber, Yannis Economides
Co-produced by Viola Fügen, Irini Souganidou
Format: Digital Alexa / DCP / 1:2.39 / 5.1 Dolby Digital
Length: 138 min.
Original language: Greek