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A scene from God Loves Caviar.

1 out of 4 stars

Title
God Loves Caviar
Directed by
Iannis Smaragdis
Starring
Sebastian Koch, Catherine Deneuve, John Cleese
Country
Greece/Russia
Language
English
Year
2012

This laughably bad English-language, Greek-Russian costume drama tells the story of the Greek pirate who established the Russian caviar trade. As the charmingly grizzled Ioannis Varvakis, the German actor Sebastian Koch is at least faintly plausible; not so the clunky script nor the large supporting cast in bad wigs and worse accents. Catherine Deneuve and John Cleese offer instantly forgettable cameos as Catherine the Great and a British colonial official.

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