At age 19, Stratos committed a crime of passion. He spent half his life in prison, where underground boss Leonidas took him under his wing. One day during a rival gang attack, Leonidas saved his life. Stratos never forgot this.
A free man now, Stratos works the night shift at a bakery workshop, a far cry from the killing contracts he executes by day. He gives away all his money to spring Leonidas out of prison, funding an escape plan managed by Leo’s brother, Yorgos.
The fulfillment of his debt is the only thing that matters to Stratos, everything else is indifferent and he lives detached, surrounded by ghosts and fallacies. The day of the escape, the most important day of his life, is near…


Yannis Economides was born in 1967 in Limassol, Cyprus. In 1987 he moved to Athens to study filmmaking. After several short films and documentaries, in 2003 he wrote and directed his first feature film, MATCHBOX.

His second feature SOUL KICKING premiered in Semaine De La Critique in 2006 and his third, KNIFER (2010) won seven awards from the Greek Film Academy, including Best Film, Best Director, Best Screenplay.




StratosVangelis Mourikis
VickyVicky Papadopoulou
MakisPetros Zervos
GiorgosYannis Tsortekis
PetropoulosGiorgos Giannopoulos
PainterYannis Anastasakis
KaterinaPolina Dellatola
The LookoutYannis Voulgarakis
JennySonia Theodoridou
LeonidasAlekos Pangalos
Lady at the cemetery Maria Kallimani
MariaPopi Tsapanidou
LawyerOmiros Poulakis


DirectorYannis Economides
ScreenplayYannis Economides, Thanos Xiros, Vangelis Mourikis, Christos V. Konstantakopoulos, Harry Lagoussis
Director of PhotographyDimitris Katsaitis
EditorYannis Chalkiadakis
Original Music Babis Papapdopoulos
Production ManagerDimitris Birbilis
First Assistant DirectorChristos Houliaras
Casting DirectorSotiria Marini
Make Up ArtistYannis Pamoukis
Costume DesignerIoulia Stavridou
Sound RecordistsDinos Kittou, William Ed. Franck
Sound DesignKostas Fylaktidis
ProducersChristos V. Konstantakopoulos, Panos Papahadzis, Michael Weber
Executive ProducerMarina Konstantakopoulou
Co-ProducersViola Fügen, Irini Souganidou
Production CompaniesFaliro House Productions, Argonauts Productions S.A, Match Factory Productions, Y.E Films Ltd
Co-ProductionFeelgood Entertainment S.A, PT-NERIT S.A, Cyprus Ministry of Culture
With the support ofEurimages, Greek Film Centre, Film-Und Medienstiftung NRW
International SalesThe Match Factory GmbH