Greek Crisis Becomes a Comic Film

A Greek, his German girlfriend, and their Spanish and British neighbors meet during a moment of life crisis. This is the story of a new film called  “A Very European Break-Up” which portrays the European crisis in a more personal way.

In this take a Greek man is married to a German woman and all that turns into a movie with a British director but this version might not be appreciated by Greeks who believe they’ve been stereotyped by the Germans as refusing to work hard.

In the film, Greco, the Greek man is a lazy couch potato who is unemployed and sponging off his wife, Zerman, who is a hard-driving hard working woman who is the family breadwinner while Greco is the bread-eater.

Finally, after numerous arguments, Zermen convices her husband to sell everything in order to pay their debts. All that ends paradoxically, as the director describes the marriage as being just like the Greek and European Union debt crisis, but in a humorous way.

A Spanish neighbor plays an important role trying to relax Greco and in the end she asks him: Do you really love Zermen? And he answers: “We have a common future.” Yiannis Alexiou from Kos island, Greece, plays Greco.

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