RKS Film: “Blue Queen”: No Such Thing as an Honest Gangster!

The Hellenic Film Society USA continues its “Greek Films on Demand” which runs from the first to the tenth day of each month. Two Greek films are available for viewing at a nominal charge.

One of April’s films is “Blue Queen”. In crime films you have probably encountered the double cross. Well in “Blue Queen” be prepared for multiple quadruple crosses.

A gang in Athens commits a violent heist of the Blue Queen diamond. Harris the son of mob boss is ready to hand off the diamond but is gunned down. The question of course who did the dastardly deed. We are presented with 4 different stories from those involved in the heist. It is only after the fourth story that the entire story makes sense. A real jigsaw puzzle and a very taut thriller directed by Alex Sipsidis. A brilliant concept and very polished results.

I can’t tell you the different stories or the film would be ruined and that’s the last thing you want in a jigsaw puzzle. In this nonlinear movie pay close attention and don’t get too frustrated as the 4 stories gel into one coherent story.

What is apparent is you can’t trust any of these characters farther than you can throw them. They are backstabbing, deceitful and very dangerous. The body count begins to soar. You can’t even trust the police in this film. You will experience a jaw dropping conclusion which has a slight comedic twist to it. You will never guess who walks away with the blood-soaked Blue Queen.

These characters are all snakes and they play the part so well. They are certainly not what they appear to be.

I’d love to tell you the story but I can’t  give you too many hints. I will stop here and say if you are looking for a victim here just about all the characters are victims. Enough said!

To order a ticket for your virtual screening go to www.hellenicfilmsusa.org

To see the trailer https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TT5lZU_xb_Q&t=4s

RKS Film Rating 93/100.

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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