Alps (18+)

Credits

Director

Yorgos Lanthimos

Country

Greece 2011

Running Time

93mins

Category

Drama

Language

0

Αλπεις

Winner of the Best Film Award at the Sydney Film Festival, as well as Best Screenplay at the 2011 Venice Film Festival.

Filmmaker Yorgos Lanthimos follows up his Oscar-nominated and Cannes award-winning Dogtooth with the equally unnerving Alps - a disconcertingly humorous look at rules and rituals, and the struggle to decipher life's meaning.

A nurse, a paramedic, a gymnast and her coach have formed a service for hire - they stand in for dead people by appointment, hired by the relatives, friends or colleagues of the deceased. The company is called Alps.

Their leader, the paramedic, calls himself Mont Blanc. Although Alps' members operate under a discipline regime demanded by their leader, the nurse does not.

« Puzzling and provocative, Alps has a lingering power and an effect that is thrillingly difficult to define. » Time Out New York

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Μια νοσοκόμα, ένας τραυματιοφορέας, μια αθλήτρια ρυθμικής γυμναστικής και ο προπονητής της έχουν δημιουργήσει μια ομάδα που ονομάζεται Άλπεις . Αντικαθιστούν νεκρούς ανθρώπους και προσλαμβάνονται από τους φίλους και τους συγγενείς των νεκρών.  

About the Director:
Yorgos Lanthimos studied film and television direction at Stavrakou School in Athens. Since 1995, he has directed films, theatre, music videos, dance and a large number of TV commercials. He was also a member of the creative team of Dimitris Papaioannou for the opening and closing ceremonies of the Athens 2004 Olympic Games. His third feature film, Dogtooth (GFF 2009), won the Prix Un Certain Regard at the Cannes Film Festival.
Written by Efthymis Filippou and Yorgos Lanthimos
Produced by Yorgos Lanthimos
Cast: Stavros Psyllakis, Aris Servetalis, Johnny Verkis, Ariane Labed and Aggeliki Papoulia

Dir. Yorgos Lanthimos
Greek/English language with English subtitles