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Small Crime

(Mikro Egklima)

by Christos Georgiou ​

Cyprus/Greece/Germany 2008, 85 min, 35 mm

Leonidas, a young police graduate, has been assigned to a small, sleepy island in the Aegean. Dreaming of solving serious crimes in the big city, all he does is fruitlessly chase traffic offenders and watch Angelikis’ morning show with the locals at the café – a daily ritual, as the beautiful Angelikis is the island’s most famous daughter. Leonidas’ life changes, when Zacharias is found dead at the bottom of a cliff. The police chief thinks that Zacharias was drunk and fell by accident, but Leonidas starts to investigate. That same night Angelikis arrives...


Magna Audience Award - Toronto IFF 2010


World Premiere: Thessaloniki IFF 2008
San Fransisco IFF 2209
Seattle IFF 2009
Shanghai IFF 2009
Karlovy Vary IFF 2009
Starz Denver FF 2009
Leeds IFF 2009
Paris Panorama du Film Grec 2009
Lyon Festival du Cinéma Grec Contemporain 2009
Ottawa European Union FF 2012
Vancouver European Union FF 2012

Production: Twenty Twenty Vision in co-Production with Lychnari Productions & Bad Movies

Christos Georgiou ​

Christos Georgiou was born in 1966 in England as son of Cyprian parents and grew up in Cyprus. He studied at the Leeds Metropolitan University and at the National Filmschool Lodz, Poland. Filmography (selected): Jal Uthna (1992); I vaftisi / The batism (1994); Under the Stars (2001). Awards: Best First Feature, 25th Montreal Int. Film Festival; Best Foreign Feature, 35th Houston Worldfest; Best First Feature & Critics Prize; Visions of Europe – My life on Tape (2004)