Release date6 September 2012 (2012-09-06) (TIFF)
11 October 2012 (2012-10-11) (Greece) WriterYannis Smaragdis, Panagiotis Pashidis, Jackie Pavlenko, Vladimir Valutskiy CastSebastian Koch (Varvakis), Evgeniy Stychkin (Ivan), Juan Diego Botto (Lefentarios), Olga Sutulova (Helena), John Cleese (McCormick), Catherine Deneuve (Empress Catherine II of Russia) Similar moviesSebastian Koch movies, Greek language movies
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God Loves Caviar (Greek: Ο Θεός αγαπάει το χαβιάρι, translit. O Theós agapáei to chaviári; in Russia known as Pirates of the Aegean Sea) is a 2012 Russo-Greek drama film directed by Yannis Smaragdis.
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The film is based upon the true story of Ioannis Varvakis, a Greek caviar merchant and eventual benefactor from Psara who was formerly a pirate. He was born in Psara, and from an early age he learned to navigate the seas, an occupation revered and steeped in tradition on the island where he grew up. At the age of 17 he built his own ship, which he would later offer to the Russians during the Orlov Revolt. Ultimately, his ship was destroyed, and he turned to Saint Petersburg to ask for an audience with Catherine the Great. He was given compensation for the loss of his ship and granted authorization to fish freely in the Caspian Sea. Due to his superb navigational skills and excellent seamanship abilities, he dominated the Caspian Sea and soon became substantially wealthy. When he initially discovered the superior caviar of the Beluga Sturgeon, he quickly discerned that there could be an incredible market trading for this product. From the caviar trade he eventually became a millionaire and later donated part of his fortune for important works that improved the life of Russians and Greeks on the Black Sea coasts. In his later years, he became a member of the Filiki Eteria, which would contribute to the overthrow of the Ottoman rule of Greece. He died in 1825 in Zante, during the Greek War of Independence. After his death, his entire estate went to the Ioannis Varvakis Foundation which would offer up important grants throughout Greece. The script follows the entire life of Varvakis, but the film's narration begins with his final moments in Zante.
Sebastian Koch as Ioannis Varvakis
Evgeniy Stychkin as Ivan
Juan Diego Botto as Lefentarios
Olga Sutulova as Helena
John Cleese as McCormick
Catherine Deneuve as Empress Catherine II of Russia
Akis Sakellariou as Kimon
Alexandra Sakelaropoulou as Varvakis' Mother
Lakis Lazopoulos as Fisherman of God
Alexandros Mylonas as Temporary Prime Minister
Yannis Vouros as Businessman A
The film was one of the official selections that debuted in 2012 Toronto Film Festival. In 2013 the film was the highest-grossing film in Greece.