The Attack of the Giant Moussaka

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The Attack of the Giant Moussaka
Attack of the giant mousaka dvd.jpg
French theatrical release poster
Directed byPanos H. Koutras
Produced byPanos H. Koutras
Written byPanos Evagellidis
Yorgos Korontsis
StarringYannis Aggelakis
Myriam Vourou
Christos Mantakas
Gregory Patrikareas
Eugene Dimitriou
Themis Bazaka
Roubini Vasilakopoulou
Jenny Balatsinou
Dorothea Mercouri[1]
Music byKonstantinos Vita
CinematographyZafiris Epaminondas
Edited byElissavet Chronopoulou
Release date
24 December 1999 [1]
Running time
90 minutes
CountryGreece
LanguageGreek, English, French,[2] Japanese, Russian.

The Attack of the Giant Moussaka (French: L'Attaque de la moussaka géante; Greek: Η Επίθεση του Γιγαντιαίου Μουσακά; 1999), is a Greek science fiction parody film, produced, written and directed by Panos H. Koutras.[3][4][5][6] It has been released theatrically in France, with French subtitles, and Japan, with Japanese subtitles.[7] It has been screened at several festivals, including specialised LGBT film festivals, and has achieved cult status.[8]

Plot[edit]

The city of Athens is at war with a terrifying gigantic moussaka accidentally produced when an ordinary serving is hit by a ray from an alien space ship.[3]

Cast[edit]

  • Yannis Aggelakis[9] as Tara
  • Myriam Vourou as Joy Boudala
  • Christos Mantakas[10] as Alexis Alexiou
  • Gregory Patrikareas[11] as Antonis Boudalas
  • Eugene Dimitriou as Aris Boudalas
  • Themis Bazaka[12] as Evi Bay
  • Roubini Vasilakopoulou as Aleka Spay
  • Jenny Balatsinou as doctor[13]
  • Dorothea Mercouri[14] as Gora
  • Hilda Iliopoulou as Daizy Karra
  • Nikos Saropoulos as Dinos Dinou
  • Michalis Pantos as Dimis
  • Maria Kavadia as Chanel

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Η Επίθεση του Γιγαντιαίου Μουσακά (1999) Cine.gr (Greek)
  2. ^ L'attaque de la moussaka géante Archived 2010-05-05 at the Wayback Machine arte.tv, 16 March 2006 at 0h55m. (French)
  3. ^ a b guardian.co.uk: Frightening food on film Quote: "Not to be outdone, the Greeks added mince meat and aubergine to the recipe for their Attack of the Giant Moussaka, in which the titular dish crash-lands on Athens. Hilarity ensues, apparently"
  4. ^ Panos H. Koutras IMDb.com
  5. ^ The Attack of the Giant Moussaka IMDb.com
  6. ^ BBC.co.uk: Greek films facing 'Olympic cuts' 30 November 2004.
  7. ^ Interview de Panos Koutras Archived 2011-07-07 at the Wayback Machine ikult, the webzine du cinema alternatif. (French)
  8. ^ Η Επίθεση του Γιγαντιαίου Μουσακά και η Στρέλλα στις Νύχτες Πρεμιέρας Lesbian.gr (Greek)
  9. ^ Giannis Angelakis IMDb.com
  10. ^ Christos Mantakas IMDb.com
  11. ^ Gregory Patrikareas IMDb.com
  12. ^ Themis Bazaka IMDb.com
  13. ^ Jenny Balatsinou
  14. ^ Dorothea Mercouri IMDb.com

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