Nicostratos the Pelican
Filmfest 2012

German Age Rating

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The story of a wonderful friendship between a teenage boy, Yannis, and a pelican. One day Yannis finds a tiny, starved pelican on the relatively unspoilt island. He takes the bird home and hides it from his grumpy father. The feathery chick soon grows into a beautiful bird, who doesn't want to be hidden any more. Nicostratos escapes and enchants tourists who are willing to pay a lot for a picture with him. Angeliki, the pretty niece of a bistro owner, convinces Yannis that the bird's popularity isn't a bad thing after all. It doesn't take long until the pelican turns the entire community and especially Yannis' love life upside down. But then an accident occurs and Nicostratos is hurt badly. And help comes from the man that Yannis had almost given up on – his father.
A Greek summer comedy full of surprises with iconic director Emir Kusturica in front of the camera for a change.

tags: Feature film

Cast: Emir Kusturica, Thibault Le Guellec, François-Xavier Demaison, Jade-Rose Parker, Gennadios Patsis


Screenplay: Eric Boisset, Olivier Horlait, Original von/by Eric Boisset

Director of Photography: Michel Amathieu

Film Editor: Serge Bourdeillettes

Composer: Panayotis Kalantzopoulos

Production Designer: Kiki Pitta

Costume Design: Corinne Jorry

Sound: Ludovic Escallier

Producer: Alain Grandgérard

Co-Producer: Serge de Poucques

Production Company: Five 2 One Films

World Sales: Other Angle Pictures

Distributor: Neue Visionen Filmverleih GmbH

Director: Olivier Horlait