The Sentimentalists / Οι Αισθηματίες

Saturday April 23, 8pm

Filmbase, 2 Curved St, Dublin 2


Drama, directed by Nicholas Triandafyllidis, Greece, 2014, 94 min. Languages: Greek, English, subtitled.

Cast: Haris Fragoulis, Dimitris Lalos, Takis Moshos, Ilianna Mavrommati, Athina Pappa.



An aged, prosperous and above any suspicion, bourgeois by the nickname 'The Master', lives isolated in a luxurious beachfront villa with his teenage daughter who he has kept well protected from the mischief of the outside world. Behind the façade of the vigorous art lover, however, he prospers by illegally trading antiquities in the black market and a loan sharking. The 'Master' has two henchmen to do his 'dirty work', Hermes and John. Both will commit a fatal mistake: while Hermes falls for the daughter of his 'Master', John is obsessed with a prostitute. Both will pay a heavy price for being 'sentimentalists'…


Athens International Film Festival 2014

Best Debutant Actor: Haris Fragoulis

Hellenic Film Academy Awards 2014

Best Music Award: Alexander Voulgaris

Mexico International Film Festival 2015

Screenplay Competition: Nicholas Triandafyllidis (Director), NiMa Productions (Production Company)


Hellenic Film Academy Awards 2014

Best Film: Marina Danezi, Nicholas Triandafyllidis

Moscow International Film Festival 2014

Golden St. George: Nicholas Triandafyllidis


Joseph Proimakis, Cineuropa.org

"Nicholas Triandafyllidis' long-awaited return is a funny yet poignant noir drama that elegantly mixes dark comedy with tragic romance…"

Read the full review here.

Sedef Hekimgil, Critics Associated, Raindance Film Festival Review

"The Sentimentalists may, at first glance, look like your average gangster movie – but look again. You will find, in the details, what makes this film a truly original cinematic work…"

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Matt Micucci, CineCola

"But more than that, perhaps, is a sort of Shakespearean vibe that can be felt throughout. In fact, if we were to pinpoint the two leading characters and liken them to characters in Shakespeare plays, one might just be Romeo and the other one Mercutio. This juxtaposition and comparison is not at all out of place, and in fact it is strengthened by references to culture and art of old in sculptures and statues that at the same time show off the beauty and cultural wealth of Greece and give the storyline and more timeless and three dimensional depth…"

Read the full review here.