Aspro-Kokkino (1993)

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The title of this engaging crime drama from writer-director Yiannis Papadakis refers to a Greek variant of three card Monty played by street con-artists known as papatzides. Boy (Dimitris Alexandris) is the dealer for a group of such papatzides and gets arrested for his activities, but meets a young woman (Nina Michalopoulou) when he gets released from prison and decides to go straight. It isn't meant to be, however, as she is a b-girl and Boy's former cellmate is also after her affections. The result is a fatal knife fight and the end of Boy's attempts to redeem himself, as his rival is killed and Boy is convicted of murder. That's when the "white" of his pure aspirations turns really "red" as his friends try to break him out of prison and Boy meets his tragic end. Takis Moschos co-stars with Lazaros Andreou and Yerassimos Skiadaressis.