The Origin of Current Greek and Turkish Surnames
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And he didn't want to remember that time for years. He also chose not to play in films again after that. What bothered me for years were the looks I got from many people and the whispers whenever I appeared somewhere. Sometimes people approached me only to pop the question after a while to see if I am gay. That used to make me mad also. And of course there were many false friends after the movie who wanted to benefit from my presence.
But I have a lot of true fans because of From the Edge of the City all around the world. In Greece it still happens that people congratulate me for this particular film even though I have done others too.
Even after a lot of years people called me "Sasha" on the street. But it is also a film that touched my generation. And I am so proud that it travelled almost everywhere and that it is still remembered.
The best thing that came out of the whole thing for me was that I became "infected" with the acting virus! I wanted to continue playing in films ever since! Firstly, can you tell me what your ideas and thoughts were when you first received the script for Hostage? What were your ideas on the story on the character that you were going to play in the film?
At first I was given the part of the young addict - one of the hostages. I started learning my part and we went into rehearsals. I was fascinated by the script and was curious to see who would play the leading role and how he would manage. But Giannaris had a big problem he hadn't seen coming: He organized big castings, searching for a native Albanian immigrant he also tested Albanian professional actors for this part but was determined to go with a non-actor.
The problems he faced whenever he had found someone who could fit was that the Albanians were either horrified by the long lines they had to learn by heart or by the theme of the script. Especially the part of the male rape was something they weren't willing to do. So the cast was complete except of the leading part but we still had to start rehearsing! So whenever we were doing a scene Elion was in, I was asked to fill in. This continued until Giannaris was convinced I should do the part!
I was very excited of course. I hadn't had the chance to be in a leading role since From the Edge of the City and I wanted to give my best!
No Greek Tragedy: An Interview with Stathis Papadopoulos
The film's controversial subject matter dealt with the political and social tensions between Albanians and Greeks. When you approached this role, did you feel uncomfortable with the delicate subject matter? Did you have any concerns that you were representing a social dilemma that might cause some offence among certain groups?
Or do you feel the social lines in the film have been somewhat blurred and somewhat ambiguous?
I wasn't thinking too much about how the film would be received later. My only concern was to be as realistic as possible. It was a challenge to play someone who really existed and had come to the edge as he did. And that was all I was thinking about at that time. As an actor in this film, most of the time you are stuck on a bus - a rather limited space.
Also, you have your hands full with a gun. This limits your movement as an actor in terms of body language. Therefore, in this film, your movements and the space around you have been restricted and limited. What kinds of challenges did that present to you as an actor? The conditions were really tough. I had to hold a grenade most of the time my hand started to hurt after a while. Sometimes I had the feeling that everything was closing in on me, pushing, no air, and I needed a minute to get out of the bus.
It was pure pressure but it made me feel closer to how Flamur the real hijacker must have felt like. It was like getting a glimpse of how he must have felt. I know it sounds weird but there were moments I felt him through me Like only seconds and I got really scared and needed to take a break and get off the bus.
The events in the film were based on a true story. Did you research into the story behind the film and the man you portrayed in the film? If so, how did you put that information toward helping create your character? Before we started shooting I watched the footage from the TV channels together with Giannaris. There were moments the reporters had filmed when the true events occurred, like Flamur talking to the police and the reporters through the bus window.
I actually found this footage again a few months ago on YouTube from an Albanian TV show where they analyze true crimes, etc. And they also used scenes from our film to reconstruct the true events. When I first saw the material with Giannaris I studied Flamurs gaze, the way he opens his eyes while trying to convince the police that he had been set up.
Also his body language. But that was all. Then I just imagined I was in his place, where I was innocent and wanted to take revenge. When we were shooting in Albania we went to visit his grave. It was a very intense chill I had there, especially when they translated to me what was written on his grave. Again I had the feeling I had in the bus from time to time It made me uncomfortable and I wanted to leave.
Another challenge for me was, of course, the parts were I had to speak Albanian. I had a very good teacher, my co actor Laertis Vasiliou who is Albanian. That's how I learned them.
Papadopoulos & Sons (2012)
And I still know them by heart. What were some of the reactions to the film after it was released? I was expecting something like the success of From the Edge of the City and more After we were done shooting I was not in a good shape and had to take some time off. I went to the Ukraine for five months and unfortunately missed the premier in Athens and at the Berlinale. When I returned I was disappointed and surprised that the film did not do so well at the cinemas in fact it went fantastic on DVD later - maybe because many Greeks were prejudiced to go to cinema and watch a film with this kind of theme.
I myself watched it in two or three different cinemas to see the reaction of the audience and I have to say that the audience was mostly Albanian. The reactions I got from the Albanians were the best! People congratulating me on the street, coming up to me and talking to me in Albanian! I didn't get a word they were saying and they wouldn't believe that I was not Albanian!
These were funny moments. When we had the premier at the Thessaloniki Film festival I was again nominated for best actor in a leading role as it had been with the From the Edge of the City but once again I didn't win the award.
But when my name was announced that day the applause was so loud, that I believed for a minute that I could win it. I understand that Man at Sea had trouble with distribution.
Papadopoulos & Sons – Andy Kyriacou
What happened with One Day in August? Yet is does so in a tender, often amusing and most definitely, realistic manner.
I cannot say too much without spoiling the plot, but everything that happens in real life to real people, happens here in this film.
There are excellent performances all round from the main cast, in particular Stephen Dillane as Harry, Georges Corraface as his brother Spiros, Georgia Groome as daughter Katie complete at times with the nonchalant attitude which many young girls seem to adopt these days — well done GeorgiaFrank Dillane as son James Papadopoulos, and also Cosima Shaw, who convincingly plays a character akin to Bigfoot, i.
I have to mention one scene which had a great effect on the audience, and shows the attention to detail with regards to the Greek backdrop. In this particular scene, Spiros was cooking for the family in the chip shop. The camera panned to the ingredients in his frying pan — chips. I am smiling now just thinking of that moment. By the title and synopsis, the story line is understandably predictable and therefore safe.
However, like an exceptional dish at a Michelin starred restaurant, the love with which a movie is prepared and any special ingredients added, will distinguish it from the average. The excellent blends and spices of this movie, i. There are several heart — warming moments here which will pluck at the familial heartstrings, and indeed sad and touching moments, too. It will succeed in raising the hairs on the back of the neck of all but the most cynical of people.
There are also a few genuinely funny moments, which complete this offering and make it a truly great film. In the movie world there are classic funnies, epic adventures, favourite chick flicks and then great family movies, which we all love and which do stand the test of time.
Titles are also seen as prefixes. Hatzigiannis, is a title for someone who made a pilgrimage to the Holy Land and had been baptised in the river Jordan. From foreign terms Some Greek surnames are derived from Turkish words or other languages which have had ties with Greece. This does not signify foreign ancestry. My own surname, Topalidis, has been derived from one of the following Turkish words: From localities Overall, localities are a minor source for Greek surnames.
If a male moved to another place his surname may have been replaced based on the place of his origin, e. Kypros from CyprusArvanitis from Albania and Vlahos referring to the Vlach people a minority group originally from the Pindos Mountains who were traditionally shepherds. Turkish surnames The Ottoman Turks were not in the habit of using surnames.
The more complex and extensive relationships of a modern society made a system of surnames desirable; the adoption of a new civil code in Turkey made it necessary Lewis This law also allowed Turkish families with an existing surname to alter and register it.