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Perspektive Deutsches Kino

Kamakia - Die Helden der Insel

Kamakia - The Heroes of the Island

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A rather special documentarian named Kosta Rapadopoulos travels his homeland to ask older men about their amorous exploits with the female tourists who came en masse to Greece in the 1970s. This film tells us about the bicultural encounter between the impetuous ‘Greek stud’ who allows Mum to feed him until he gets married, and the emancipated woman who is on the pill! The filmmaker’s investigations lead him to the legendary ‘kamakia’, or ‘heroes of the island’, who devoted themselves to meeting the carnal needs of these women. It is a search that almost brings Rapadopoulos to his wits’ end …

Germany 2010, 37 min

by

Jasin Challah