Colossi of Love

Published on: 18 Jun 2010
by Fileo


The documentary Colossi of Love won the Best Documentary Film Award at Los Angeles Greek Film Festival (LAGFF 2010). The documentary narrates the story of the “kamaki” men, unique to Greece of the 70s and 80s, whose mission was to court and conquer female tourists, is funny and revealing at once. One marvels at the precise and benevolent code of the ‘Kamaki’ culture and, at the same time, is reminded of a society with strict and unyielding ethics that exists no longer.

  • Pamela Wells

    VERY interesting! But why do the film’s producers neglect the ’60s? I, as well as a lot of tourists, discovered the Greek kamakis in the late ’60s. Things were pretty wild then. Don’t know about now.

    • staff

      Good question. Anyway, from what I can recall and from the kamaki stories I’ve heard, the 70s were really an epic period for them. Today there are no more kamakis which explains the need of a documentation of a period when sexual behavior was very different. You can read more about the documentary here.

  • antony koufou

    No, no, 70s was the epic time of kamaki in Rhodes where Scandinavians discovered with masses the island, although i have to admit the kamakis i saw at the film trailers were not the pro ones..i guess the pro ones are now married etc…

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