The Counterfeit Coin ★★★★★

***One of the best 150 films I have ever seen.***

Javellas places a tenderly small symbol of materialism in the middle of four differing stories, each one of them representing the social strata and varied illusions of the different faces that form part of the contemporary Greek society (and of any free-economy society!). With a heartfelt fragrance of honest drama, The Counterfeit Coin has been considered as the greatest Greek film to be ever produced, and for very fair reasons. The coin's adventure is epic. It meets the streets of Athens, people in misery, people with fears, people with hopes, people with different intentions regarding the coin and, in the end, a mosaic of individual reflections and sometimes internal and external manipulations. How interesting it is to think that a small inert object has so much intrinsic value in the current state of things in our society's structure, and also how the way we act and take decisions reflects our life priorities. The human heart is the thing that matters the most in this life.

"Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life."
Proverbs 4:23