Archive of films Delivery / Delivery

2004, 100 min

Section: Horizons
Year: 2005

A young man comes to Athens and starts delivering pizzas. As he rides his scooter around the big city he listens to people talk: they always came looking for happiness, but somehow slid down to the very bottom.


Every metropolis has its dark corners where some people have to live — lonely, unhappy, desperate, homeless, friendless. One night a young man appears among them who has come to Athens from god knows where. He gets off a bus, sleeps at the bus station, and goes to look for work the next morning. The best job he can find is as a pizza deliverer — that is, if he can quickly find his way around a modern megalopolis that never sleeps. He rides his scooter through the streets delivering boxed pizza and silently listening to dejected, angry and unwanted people talk about their lives. They came looking for happiness but sank to the depths, with only dreams
left to comfort them.

About the director

Nikos Panayotopoulos (b. 1941, Mytilene, Greece) studied film in Athens. In 1960-73 he lived in Paris where he attended the Sorbonne’s film school and the Cinemathéque. Since 1973 he has lived and worked in Athens. After turning out a few shorts, he debuted in features with The Colors of the Iris (Ta chromata tis iridos, 1974). Then followed The Idlers of the Fertile Valley (I tembelides tis eforis kiladas, 1978), awarded the Golden Leopard at the Locarno IFF and a Silver Hugo at the Chicago IFF. After Melodrama (1981), Varieté (1984) and The Woman Who Dreamed (I gynaika pou evlepe ta oneira, 1988), he made I Dream of My Friends (Onirevome tous filous mou, 1993), which garnered a Best Actor Award (for Lefteris Voyatzis) at the San Remo IFF. Other films: The Bachelor (O ergenis, 1997), Edge of Night (Afti i nihta meni, 1999), Beautiful People (2001) and I’m Tired of Killing Your Lovers (Kourastika na skotono tous agapitikous sou, 2002).


Greek Film Centre
7 Dionissiou Areopagitou, 117 42, Athens
Tel: +30 210 367 850 0
Fax: +30 210 3648269

Adriana Chiesa Enterprises
Via Barnaba Oriani 24A, 00197, Rome
Tel: +39 06 808 6052
Fax: +39 06 806 878 55

About the film

Color, 35 mm

Section: Horizons
Director: Nikos Panayotopoulos
Screenplay: Nikos Panayotopoulos, Michel Fais
Dir. of Photography: Costis Gikas
Music: Stamatis Kraounakis
Editor: Giorgos Triantafyllou
Producer: Nikos Panayotopoulos
Production: Greek Film Centre
Cast: Thanos Samaras, Alexia Kaltsiki, Dimitris Imelos, Errikos Litsis
Contact: Greek Film Centre, Adriana Chiesa Enterprises


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