Ti Ekanes Sto Polemo, Thanassi? (1971)

Genres - Comedy Drama  |   Run Time - 90 min.  |   Countries - Greece  |  
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In this award-winning Greek tragicomedy, Thanassis becomes an unwitting hero of the Resistance during the German occupation of World War II Greece. As the film begins, Thanassis has hunkered down to do his factory job and avoid calling the attention of the Gestapo to himself. However, he is swept up in their net anyway. In prison, he is put in with a group of prominent members of the Resistance. They all attempt to escape, but Thanassis stumbles and is caught. He is then tortured under the pretext that he is a Resistance leader. The Germans want him to reveal information which, of course, he doesn't have. The prostitutes who are temporarily interned in the cell next to him help him escape, disguised as one of them. He goes back to his job at the factory and unknowingly continues to help the Resistance.

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captive, captor, escape, impersonation, occupation [military], prison, prison-escape, prostitute/prostitution, resistance, torture, war