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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 byNikos Grammatikos
Written byNikos Grammatikos
Nikos Panayotopoulos
StarringVangelis Mourikis
Marilita Lambropoulou
Minas Hatzisavvas
Music byThanasis Papakonstantinou
CinematographyGiannis Daskalothanasis
Edited byYannis Sakaridis
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A young man, recently released from prison, returns to his childhood hometown in order to escape from his recent criminal past. There, he is confronted with suspicion and hostility by local people, including the community leader. The only friendly person is the policeman. After his former girlfriend arrives, his past catches up with him and conflict with locals 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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