Born in Ethiopia and with France as his “first” homeland, he directs his second film The Shepherds of Calamity (1967) in Greece and the result is one of the most merciless cinematic perspectives of the boundless depths of the Greek soul. In 1986, the great scandal of the Greek Film Festival was that the film The Photograph and the leading duo Tsagkas-Retsos won only the Best Screenplay Award, when it undoubtfully deserved the First Prize as well. The book, an interesting and original monograph, written by Giannis Kontaxopoulos, has four parts and includes: a long analytical and insightful text by the writer, with the title “Elegy in the Plot Twist”, texts and interviews with the director, rich filmography critically reviewed with exceptional texts (including texts by Sartre, Foucault, Prévert, De Beauvoir, Breton etc.). The bibliography is carefully and accurately written. A complete book - point of reference.