Bread & Olives; Good Greek German short film

Greek brothers Vangelis and Leonidas have a coffeeshop and bar that had to close due to harsh times in 2014 Greece so they phone their uncle Giannis in Munich who leads them to believe he owns a successful Greek restaurant in Munich so off the brothers go with their mother leaving Greece behind.

Well Giannis operates out of a ramshackle food cart and the restaurant he told the bothers he owned is actually across the street and owned by a German. Giannis admits he has been a failure in Greece and returns home with Leonidis and his mother but they open a beachside hut and sell big mugs of German beer and pretzels doing good business. And their mom’s olives are purchased by the German Greek restaurant owner. Vangelis and Nicole, the German Greek restaurant owner’s  dcaughter, are becoming very chummy so he stays behind in Munich. Considering the wreckage caused by the Greek financial crisis I suppose we have a happy ending.

Yet another film dealing with the economic pain suffered by Greeks during the financial crisis. Well it is not a doom and gloom film being more of a comedy where at that time in Greece there was not much good humour around.

You should check out the Hellenic Film Society USA  for 2 new films each Sunday you’ll have to pay for but there are a few free films and shorts you can see like Bread and Olives which you can see here

This 2014 Bavarian/Greek production is a film by Alexander Jaschik and Jordanis Orfanidis and is in Greek with English subtitles.

Published by Robert K Stephen (CSW)

Robert K Stephen writes about food and drink, travel, and lifestyle issues. He is one of the few non-national writers to be certified as a wine specialist by the Society of Wine Educators, in Washington, DC. Robert was the first associate member of the Wine Writers’ Circle of Canada. He also holds a Mindfulness Certification from the University of Leiden and the University of Toronto. Be it Spanish cured meat, dried fruit, BBQ, or recycled bamboo place mats, Robert endeavours to escape the mundane, which is why he has established this publication. His motto is, "Have Story, Will Write."

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