WEDNESDAY 04:45 15+
LanguageGreek with English subtitles
“Running a jazz club can be murder.” The Hollywood Reporter
Take a dive into the Athenian underworld and organised crime machinations with Wednesday 04:45, a distinctly mesmeric noir nail-biter.
Stelios’ (Stelios Mainas) dream of running a jazz club is crumbling as Greece's economic slowdown takes its toll. Owing a fortune to a local standover man – the hulking ‘The Romanian’ (Mimi Branescu) who is also feeling the financial pinch – Stelios is on the brink of financial ruin.
The Romanian decides it is time to call in what is owed. In full. With less than 48 hours to save his club and his family, Stelios has until 04:45 on Wednesday morning to come up with the money.
Punctuated by a ‘60s Greek pop music soundtrack and visually striking pools of light and colour, filmmaker Alexis Alexiou has created a John-Woo-meets-Michael Mann full-throttle thriller exploring the lengths good men will go in their most desperate hours.
Written by Alexis Alexiou
Produced by Thanassis Karathanos
Cast: Stelios Mainas, Giorgos Symeonidis, Dimitris Tzoumakis, Adam Bousdoukos, Mimi Branescou, Maria Nafpliotou.
About the Director:
Born in Athens in 1976, Alexis Alexiou has a degree in Physics from the University of Athens and is a graduate of the Stavrakos Film and Television School. He helmed the short films Tugo, Tugo (1998), O Clark Kent einai o Superman (2000) Remember Me (2001) and Aristidis o Alopekas (2003). Wednesday 04:45 is his second feature film release, having co-written and directed Tale 52 in 2008.
Ο Στέλιος έχει ένα μαγαζί τζάζ στην Αθήνα, αλλά τα βρίσκει δύσκολα με την οικονομική κατάσταση των ημερών, αφού χρωστά, σε έναν αδίστακτο τραπεζίτη, μια περιουσία ολόκληρη. Ο Στέλιος έχει λιγότερες από 48 ώρες για να σώσει το μαγαζί του και την οικογένειά του.