ISSN: 2241-6692

Panos Kokkinopoulos’ Three-Act Narrative: Familial Triangulation, Line of Flight, and Reterritorialization in 10h Entoli/10th Commandment

Evangelia Theodoridou


This paper focuses on the narrative style of Panos Kokkinopoulos’ most popular television project 10h Entoli/10th Commandment (2004-2007 and 2015, ALPHA TV), which has largely reinvented the narrative of the crime series within the context of Greek television. As Kokkinopoulos’ protagonists are portrayed as suffering individuals under the regime of the normative family and isolated within the domestic sphere, this paper suggests that the triangulation of their marital/familial unions, the depiction of crime as a movement of deterritorialization, and the subsequent reterritorialization trap their desire within the oedipal structure. Moreover, the paper will also examine the three-act structure of this nonlinear narrative, and the ambivalent ways in which generic type characters are constituted within a specific sociocultural context.

Keywords: Deleuze & Guattari, desire, generic type characters, line of flight, oedipal triangulation, Panos Kokkinopoulos