Paraguelia (1980)

Run Time - 95 min.  |   Countries - Greece  |  
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This passionate drama by Pavlos Tassios is based on a true story that involves both dancing and murder. The Greek bouzouki, a four-stringed musical instrument, is played at popular dance clubs specializing in that instrument alone. When two brothers take their dates to a bouzouki place to dance the night away, one brother requests "paraguelia" from the orchestra, meaning he will be dancing that number alone. But then someone else stands up and starts dancing, and that sends the brother into a rage. The two siblings start a fight over this breach of etiquette, and after the worst is over, six people are wounded and two are dead. The brothers escape, though it seems clear there is not much of a chance for them to evade capture.