Dos (2011)

DOS is not only a fresh, stylish movie. It is probably one of the best romantic movies of all time. Although hard to DOSunderstand at the beginning, things fall in place as the tale progresses. It is a film that should be seen with the heart and not with the mind, anyway. It borrows the “reverse story telling” of memento but has a unique way of presenting the passion of falling in love. As a film teacher once said, “the main story of the movie is said at the beginning of the film”. So Aphrodite, the Greek Goddess, opens the film  with a statement “Οσους τη δύναμη μου σέβονται τιμώ και διαφεντεύω τους άρνητες παραπλανω εκείνους τους τσακίζω” (which in a free translation means: “those who my power respect, I rule and honor, it’s the deniers I mislead and crash”).
The scene where two of the main characters kiss each other, followed by the wind shuffling the photographs in the alley, accompanied by a hugging music, may be compared in beauty with the scene from “American Beauty” where the kids watch from the window the paper sheet toyed by the wind in the air.
Stathis Athanasiou made a wonderful film.

My rating: 09/10

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