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Live Streaming: Junkermann

Hosted by the Consul of the London Hellenic Group
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Took place 3 months ago
Sun 18 Oct 17:30 - 20:30

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Live streaming from Theatro Poreia, Athens, Greece
18 October at 5.30pm (7.30pm Greek time).
Performances will be in Greek

Based on the book by: Μ. Karagatsis
Adaptation: Stratis Paschalis
Direction: Dimitris Tarlow

The Finnish Vasilis Karlovits Junkermann is the main hero. A descendant of a wealthy family, captain of the Τsar’s White Guard, an opportunist who fights with his demons, finds himself in Greece after the Russian revolution. His past is burdened with a murder, a woman he shared with a second lieutenant, drug smuggling, binges of every sort, alcohol, gambling, blackmail, fraud…. Ruthless and ingenious, he climbs the social ladder in his new country, acquiring an important position at a bank, wealth and charm, an “aristocratic rogue” who under the harsh Greek sun will come up against his own self, real love and the tragic element.

This is Karagatsis’s third novel and it was written in Protected content , two years after the Chimera and five years after Colonel Liapkin, which together constitute the trilogy titled Acclimatization under Phoebus. In his novel, accompanying the comprehensive psychological analysis of the hero, Karagatsis, known to be a “natural born storyteller”, describes eloquently the social and political situation of post-war Greece, and puts forth his opinion about the Bolshevik Revolution, communism and the regime of the Tsar.

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