Blackmail Boy (2003)

Genres - Comedy  |   Sub-Genres - Black Comedy, Gay & Lesbian Films  |   Release Date - Nov 18, 2005 (USA - Limited)  |   Run Time - 98 min.  |   Countries - Greece  |   MPAA Rating - NR
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A small Greek community becomes the center of a storm of sexual and financial double-dealing in this adult comedy. Magda (Nena Mendi) and her husband (Alexandros Antonopoulos) are the parents of two adult children -- handsome son Christos (Yannis Tsimitselis), who is studying at the local college, and less attractive daughter Giota (Jeannie Papadopoulou). Giota, who still lives in the family home, is married to Stelios (Alexis Georgoulis), while Christos has a significantly more interesting love life -- while he has a girlfriend, Christos is also enjoying clandestine affairs with both his chemistry professor from school, Vicky (Maria Kavoyianni), and her spouse, Yorgos (Akylas Karazisis), a powerful local real estate developer. Giota and Stelios are keen on Magda selling some property she owns, which Yorgos wants to use for a fast-food franchise. This sale could mean a major windfall for the family, but Magda doesn't want to part with her land, which has been owned by her people for years and has great meaning for her. Stelios has learned about Christos' relationship with Yorgos, and he attempts to use this knowledge to extort Christos into helping change Magda's mind. But Stelios doesn't know that Christos has some ideas of his own about what makes for the best use of the land. Released in Greece in 2003, Oxygono (aka Oxygen) earned a belated American release in 2005 under the title Blackmail Boy.



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