Niko is an average guy with no ambitions, living in rural Greece. His father’s sudden death reunites him with his uncle, who invites him to live and work at his house on the outskirts of Athens. Not having much to lose, Niko takes his chances, accepting his uncle’s offer. He takes on the job of protecting his uncle’s purebred dogs from the hostile neighbours. Driven by envy, lust and anger, Niko descends into a vicious circle of perpetual antagonism, the struggle for power over others and discontent.


Yannis Economides was born in Limassol, Cyprus, in 1967 and studied film directing in Athens. He has directed several short films and documentaries. He made his feature film debut in 2003 with the film “Matchbox”. “Soul Kicking”, his second feature, has participated in the International Critics’ Week/Cannes 2006. “Knifer” is his third feature.




NikosStathis Stamoulakatos
GogoMaria Kallimani
AlekosVangelis Mourikis
BabisYannis Voulgarakis
DrunkardYannis Anastasakis
GirlfriendNikol Drizi


DirectorYannis Economides
ScreenplayYannis Economides, Doris Avgerinopoulos
Production ManagerDimitris Birbilis
First Assistant DirectorChristos Houliaras
Make-up and Hair DesignGiannis Pamoukis
Costume DesignerIoulia Stavridou
Director of Photography Dimitris Katsaitis
EditorIoannis Chalkiadakis
Sound RecordistDinos Kittou
Sound Design and Sound MixCostas Fylaktidis
ProducerPanos Papahadzis
Co-producerChristos V. Konstantakopoulos
ProductionArgonauts Productions S.A., Yannis Economides Films Ltd Production
Co-productionGreek Film Centre S.A., Film Advisory Board of Cyprus, Faliro House Productions, Ert S.A., Graal S.A., Lambros Triphyllis
PremiereNov 4, 2010 – Athens, Greece