i only give it 3 stars because it's a disappointing film. It tries so hard to achieve major Greek tragedy proportions that it becomes comical, yet I don't think that was ever the intention of the filmmaker. Actually, the casting is very good in the film, the matriarch who is having an affair with the son-in-law she despises is sexier than her daughter (europeans value older women) who is a true drudge. But the son-in-law isn't as good-looking as those on-screen seem to think he is, and he's a one-note brute, making his character not so interesting. the young man juggling various sexual commitments is interesting and physically suited to the role, but we don't get to see enough of his motivations to know why he's living the way he is. We're presented with a 'Christos' day-in-the-life and ultimately don't care. Truth is, the film needed to be much longer, and take in a greater time period, to cover all the characters in better than thumb-nail sketches. And there are coincidences and even character contradictions that we're expected not to question, even though the characters are presented to us as one-note. So we're not presented with enough depth of character of these characters to take their reactions/actions as true. The irony is, with all the implied sex in the film, and the film's trailer promotes this as a 'gay' film, the trailer is much hotter than the irritatingly borderline film itself. Actually, there's no real sex in the film between the male characters, at least none we see: not even a kiss. Though there is a suggested M/M rape scene that is matter-of-fact. (If you want more realistic 'greek boy sex scene' check out Australia's HEAD ON, which was directed by a woman, but also focuses more on the greek culture and what's it like to be a greek male identified as gay, as well as featuring some hot sex scenes.) In this film, every time a scene is about to get sexy, must be the Greek film code or sensibility of the film director, because the scene gets cut. (There's another Greek film long forgotten, had the same issue, about a hustler of gay men, but all the sex on-screen is about him and a woman.) Lots of suggestion, but nothing on-screen. Don't recall any nudity, except a side view of "Christos" bare ass, and then one scene where the older man Christos is having the affair with is FF but he's crying, so it's a 'so cold-almost shouldn't be in the film' excerpt: It's telling the only bit of real nudity is when the emotions on-screen are anything except sexy. Perhaps the Greeks shy away from what we take for granted if watching a film from France, say, or even the U.S. So watching this film is like having an itch you can't scratch, as it's leading you somewhere then abruptly cuts off, as if we're not adult enough to handle it. (remember the film CINEMA PARADISO and the priest who had every kiss scene cut out of the aired film? That's it in a nutshell.) And what's with the ending? I think we're meant to assume one thing, but actually you can't take it for granted as I thought of other possibilities as I was sitting there trying to take in that ridiculous ending, so the washout of an ending, it's like the conclusion that leaves you hanging: It's as if part two of the serial should be airing next week, and then we can find out what happens to the hero before his next calamity.