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The King (Greek: Ο Βασιλιάς/O Vasilias) is a Greek drama film directed by Nikos Grammatikos. The film released in 2002 and stars Vangelis Mourikis, Marilita Lambropoulou and Minas Hatzisavvas. It won the Golden Piramide in 2003 Cairo International Film Festival as well as four awards in Greek State Film Awards.

The King
Ο Βασιλιάς
Directed by Nikos Grammatikos
Written by Nikos Grammatikos
Nikos Panayotopoulos
Starring Vangelis Mourikis
Marilita Lambropoulou
Minas Hatzisavvas
Music by Thanasis Papakonstantinou
Cinematography Giannis Daskalothanasis
Edited by Yannis Sakaridis
Release date
Country Greece
Language Greek



A young man recently released from prison, returns to his hometown in order to escape from his past. There, he is confronted with suspiciousness by the local people who face him with hostility. The only person who sees him friendly is the local policeman. On the contrary, the president of the community dislikes the new resident. After arriving his former girlfriend, he meets again his past and the collision with the local people goes to extremes.[1]



List of awards and nominations[2][3]
Award Category Recipients and nominees Result
2003 Cairo International Film Festival Golden Pyramid Nikos Grammatikos Won
2002 Greek State Film Awards Third Best Film Nikos Grammatikos Won
Best Actor Vangelis Mourikis Won
Best Set Decoration Aglaia Zoiopoulou Won
Best Sound Antonis Samaras Won


  1. ^ "The King". Retrieved 27 February 2015.
  2. ^ "Awards". Imdb. Retrieved 27 February 2015.
  3. ^ "award 2002". Thessaloniki International Film Festival. Retrieved 27 February 2015.

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