This epically long film, made on a shoestring budget, is a multi-layered look on the German psyche that is not limited to Hitler, Goebbels or Himler, but takes a nosedive into the collective subconscious, patiently analyzing the reasons that fostered the birth of Nazism, its characteristics and everything it shamelessly exploited, the inconceivable criminal Holocaust, as well as the deification of the leader of Nazi Germany.
When his parents give him a red drum for his third birthday, Oscar decides he's going to stop growing up as a reaction to the complicated adult relationships around him and the hypocrisy of contemporary society.
With the passing of time, "The Long Goodbye" came to be recognized as one of the best Philip Marlowe adaptations ever made.
Martin Scorsese makes a film about contemporary idolatry in the modern world, where celebrity worship and the illusory power of television have been elevated to a new religion. It's also a commentary on how the entertainment industry tries to hide its hoaxes behind the spotlights.
20 years after his untimely death, Christos Vakalopoulos remains one of the most idiosyncratic figures in Greek cinema.