Akropolis Now (1983)

Run Time - 103 min.  |   Countries - Switzerland, West Germany  |  
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Beginning with a light-hearted title that puns Francis Ford Coppola's famous Apocalypse Now, this humorous tale is a tongue-in-cheek look at life as it happens to two mid-30s buddies when they take off on one adventure only to end up in another. Flo (Wolfram Berger) and Walti (Max Rudlinger) have conceived the idea of driving two American cars from their home base in Zurich through Italy and Greece and eventually to Cairo, where they will sell the cars for a tidy profit. Along the way to their dreams of monetary greatness, they pick up Camille (Dominique Laffin) a French woman with unknown designs of her own. This intriguing female connives to commandeer one of the cars, and like a carrot held in front of a balking donkey, she gets the two friends in the remaining car to follow her to Athens. As the kilometers and these events go by, the buddies are changed in ways they could not have predicted.

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adventurer, car, friendship, on-the-road, woman