From the Edge of the City

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From the Edge of the City ★★ 1998

Sasha (Papadopoulos) is a teenaged emigre from Russia, who's working the Athens streets as a hustler. His older (and ruthless) mentor Giorgos (Papoulidis) is a pimp and offers Sasha the chance to move up by temporarily turning over the management of one of his girls—fellow emigre, Natasha (Tzimou). But Sasha, who isn't nearly as hardened as some of his friends, struggles not to become emotionally involved with the girl, to disastrous effect. Greek with subtitles. 94m/C VHS, DVD . GR Stathis Papadopoulos, Dimitris Papoulidis, Theadora Tzimou, Costas Cotsianidis; D: Constantine Giannaris; W: Constantine Giannaris; C: George Argiroilipoulos; M: Akis Daoutis.