The sequel to the award-winning Kythera mon Amour, the ensemble comedy An Island Named Desire takes on the questions raised when returning to one's homeland to find nothing quite the same as it was, or at least as one remembers it! While some of the protagonists land on the island by mistake or desperation, the two memorable heroes of the first film, Georgos and his sister Poppy, love the island as much as they do one another. But that's where their desires divide: while Poppy longs for the the old simple life in the countryside, Georgos has big plans for their new-found wealth! This Greek-Island comedy explodes with the stunning scenery and colourful characters unique to Kythera.
After striking it rich in Australia, Georgos is back and nothing is going to be the same again. Turning his back on his past, he has a sinister visitor to contend with. Played by Georgos Koroneos.
Having returned to Kythera with his tail between his legs, his best option turns out to be an old shack in the countryside with only chickens to keep him company. Played by Giorgos Papageorgiou.
The island has made some enemies: dark forces from Athens have sent a killer to take care of "The Weed King of Kythera". Who can can survive the hired gun? Played by Vassiles Samprakos.
Near the top of the list of Kythera's most memorable personalities is George the Blind Taxi Driver. His driving skills are only surpassed by his quick wit. Played by Georgos Fatseas.
With an ice-cold stare and a heart to match, this blond Russian bombshell is Georgos' private nurse and in no mood for shenanigans. But what are her real motives? Played by Katya Sourikova.
Kythera was the last place they intended to visit but fate has landed them on the Island of Love and left them stranded without a bed to sleep in...
Played by Laura, Roberta and Silvia.
Good neighbours are precious, and none more so than Mark and Stuart. Their makeup skills leave the whole island breathless!
They say that if you ask three Kytherians directions, they'll all tell you something different. But you only need to ask one when you deal with this wise man!
Battling along on all fronts, Vassilis needs money quickly for his precious granddaughter. Will weed collection or donkey throwing be the way to do it?
Played by Vasilis Psyliotis.
The talented Myrto dives into a new artistic project and has no time for love. And what about the three Italians she picks up on the road mid-summer?
Played by Myrto Petrochilou.
When Death washes up on Kythera's shores with his saxaphone, no-one is safe. But can his prime target win the game of his life and continue the good life on Kythera? Played by Jose Lezaeta.
When she discovers a gravitational anomaly on Kythera, the Mad Professor constructs the ultimate tool to solve the mystery. But not without local help!
Played by Michele Haniotis.
Vassiles' treasured granddaughter has some woes which he is out to fix. But she's the last one to let him lose his head and land in the hillbilly scrap heap... Played by Marianthi Kasimati.
The ultimate creation of Kythera's own Mad Professor, S.T.E.L.L.A (Satellite Telemetry Elevation Locater through Light Amplification) is ready for action! Played by a chickenwire robot.
A master of manipulation, Father Inquisitas is on Kythera to assist the Head Priest in his ingenious but wicked venture. Is the island is at his mercy?
As charismatic as he is devious, the Head Priest from St. Bananas in the south has his eye on a forbidden prize. But can his cunning beat the pious Notherners?
After going along with her brother on his dream to emigrate to Australia, she can't wait to get back to the island. But will she be able to return to her old life? Played by Poppy Koroneos.
Just having landed on the island, the adventurous Miranda is out to find her biological parents, but the only thing she has to go on are some unreliable sources. Played by Ella Cook.
After the challenges he faced in the first film, Father George is back to save his church from a nefarious conspiracy. But his dark past might be his undoing!
Played by Petros Tsachalidis.
There's something not quite kosher about Myrto's companion Aphrodite. Is this intrepid reporter getting up to something when the island isn't looking?
Played by Maria Thanas.
Who needs a loan shark when you have a good-for-nothing nephew like dope-dealer Manolis? Old Vassilis soon finds out when he asks him for a few bucks. Played by John Faros Wilson.
After surviving the trials and tribulations in the first film, Elpida is back but has no patience for old suitors. She and Vassiles have some discoveries to make instead! Played by Elpida Varoufakis.
When Vassilis starts selling weed at the local market, the weirdos of the world start knocking at his door. The Hippie is the first guinea pig to test the stash...
At once proud but also troubled by his new role as assistant to the wily Father Inquisitas, the loyal Novice John has a few lessons to learn before the day is out.
On the real-life Greek island of Kythera and on Kythera in An Island named Desire, the island is populated with endlessly colourful characters lovingly devoted to their island, their family and friends, and to the absurd situations which abound. Even the real Mayor of Kythera can't trump the wacky hand which fate deals the island day in day out. There is only one choice: go with the fantastic flow!
Georgy: Giorgos Papageorgiou
Miranda: Ella Cook
Myrto: Myrto Petrochilou
Poppy: Poppy Koroneou
Georgos: Georgos Koroneos
Vassili: Vassili Psyliotis
Father George: Petros Tsachalidis
Aphrodite: Maria Thanas
The Assassin: Vassiles Samprakos
Death: Jose Laezeta-Barria
Mad Professor: Michele Haniotis
Head Priest: John Maroulis
Father Inquisitas: Andrew Austin-Hancock
Novice John: Jonathan Waters
Hermes: Thanassis Marios
The Mayor: Tachis
Blind Taxi Driver: Georgos Koroneos (2)
The Russian Nurse: Katya Sourikova
The Granddaughter: Marianthi Kasimatis
Laura: Laura Molteni
Roberta: Roberta Barone
Silvia: Silvia Foglia
Mark: Mark Burton
Stuart: Stuart Fleming
The Hippie: Will Hudson
Lorraine: Lorraine Poulos
Sotiri: Steffo Protopsaltis
Ireni: Ireni Feros
Manolis: John Wilson
Manolis' Chick: Dara Wilson
The Almond Man: Mark Martin
Woman One: Grigoria Gianniotis
Young Panayiota: Antonia Protopsaltis
Young Woman One: Johanna Protopsaltis
Death Dancer 1: Marie-Hélène Sammut
Death Dancer 2: Sven Graefe
Death Dancer 3: Pia Betton
Ariana: Ariana Waters
Aelyn: Aelyn Waters
Leo: Leo Andonis Waters
Writer/Director: James Prineas
Producer: Louie Betton
Producer: Anthony Cordato
Executive Producer: George Poulos
Composer: Katya Sourikova
Sound Designer: Michael Avery
Director of Photography: Lorens Ragnar
Editor: Santiago Rocío-Ciervo
Assistant Director: Maria Thanas
Assistant Director 2: Myrto Petrochilou
Assistant Director 3: Jasper Betton
Production Assistant: Tom Larson
Coordination 1: Matina Samios
Coordination 2: Toula Sklavos-Abramis
Script Editor: Theodora Kapralou
Script Assistant: Lita Gregory
Camera 1: Alexander Dewhirst
Camera 2: Pana Diakopoulos
Camera 3: Nuno Martini
Sound Assistant: Louie Betton
Production Designer: Victor Engdahl
Location Coordinator: Brettos Haniotis
Hair & Makeup: Nicola Magiros Waters
Makeup 1: Rowena Thanas
Makeup 2: Aliki Tsichlaki
Makeup 3: Elli Kriara
Wardrobe: Jimmy Dimitrelos
In selected cinemas 2020
Written & Directed by James Prineas
A Cerigo Home Cinema and Join The Plot Production.
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