Chevalier

The six Greek men are on a yacht in the Aegean sea. There is no mention why they are there. A leisure trip without the wives/girlfriends? The oldest among them is ‘the Doctor’, who seems to be the captain. The others are handsome and coquettish Christos, the clownish Dimitris and his older brother Yannis, colleagues Josef and Yorgos, who looks confused and frazzled most of the time. Tired of playing card games, they decide to start a competition. In order to choose whom among them is the best in all things, they grade each other on everything from the way they dress, the cleaning of the yacht or the size of their penis. Whatever they can do to prove their worthiness and their superior manhood, they do with great enthusiasm and with increasing craziness. I found Chevalier to be a uninvolving, cold affair. Maybe it is the tone that I could not comprehend. In the second half of the film, the yacht is harboured at an armada. There are other boats harboured at the armada. Yet, the whole place seemed empty, lifeless. Why spend so much time with such uninteresting people? There is nothing wrong with the acting or the technical aspects. It’s just not for me.

Rémi-Serge Gratton

Chevalier

Directed by:

Athina Rachel Tsangari

Screenplay by:

Efthymis Filippou

Athina Rachel Tsangari

Starring:

Panos Koronis

Vangelis Mourikis

Yorgos Kendros

Makis Papadimitriou

Yorgos Pirpasspoulos

Sakis Rouvas

99 min.

Rated 14A

In Greek with English susbtitles.

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