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Attenberg (2010)

Not Rated | | Drama | 9 December 2010 (Greece)
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Stuck in her boring factory town, twenty-three-year-old Marina is at the mercy of both her father's impending death and her distaste for other humans.
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ariane Labed ... Marina
Vangelis Mourikis ... Spyros
Evangelia Randou ... Bella
Yorgos Lanthimos ... The Engineer
Alexandros Niagos Alexandros Niagos ... Bella's Boyfriend
Fidelis Attame Fidelis Attame ... Forklift Driver
Kostas Berikopoulos ... Funeral Home Employee
Antonis Nousaharlis Antonis Nousaharlis ... Forklift Driver
Michel Dimopoulos ... Hospital Manager
Spyros Tsakiris Spyros Tsakiris ... Forklift Driver
Giorgos Theoharis Giorgos Theoharis ... Factory Guard
Stathis Tsiapas Stathis Tsiapas ... Canteen Worker
Dimitris Anastasiou Dimitris Anastasiou ... Boy by Tennis Court
Stathis Androutsos Stathis Androutsos ... Boy by Tennis Court
Stefanos Douvoris Stefanos Douvoris ... Boy by Tennis Court
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Storyline

Marina, 23, is growing up with her architect father in a prototype factory town by the sea. Finding the human species strange and repellent, she keeps her distance from it. Instead she observes it through the songs of Alan Vega's Suicide, the mammal documentaries of Sir David Attenborough, and the sexual education lesson she receives from her only friend, Bella. A stranger comes to town and challenges her to a foosball duel, on her own table. Her father meanwhile is preparing for his exit from the 20th century, which he considers to be 'overrated'. Caught between the two men and her collaborator Bella, Marina investigates the wondrous mystery of the human fauna.

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Sexy, strange and beautifully deranged.

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

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Official Sites:

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Country:

Greece

Language:

Greek | English | French

Release Date:

9 December 2010 (Greece) See more »

Also Known As:

Atenberg See more »

Filming Locations:

Aspra Spitia, Viotia, Greece

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,998, 11 March 2012

Gross USA:

$24,036

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$69,961
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (Buenos Aires Festival Internacional de Cine Independiente)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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A promotional picture for the film, where the tongues of two women meet, was censored on Facebook, but Facebook now hosts a profile for the film in which the picture is allowed. See more »

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Features The Trials of Life (1990) See more »

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Coppin' the Bop
Written by J.J. Johnson
Performed by J.J. Johnson's Beboppers
Published by Second Floor Music / Imagem Music BV
Mastered by Savoy Jazz / SLG, LLC ©1946
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Experimental monotone bleak boring
21 May 2014 | by SnoopyStyleSee all my reviews

23 year old Marina (Ariane Labed) has a best and only friend Bella (Evangelia Randou) living in a small Greek seaside town. She has a job driving a visiting engineer around for the big factory. Her dad is dying and she's growing out of her shell.

It's a cold deadpan delivery from everybody. Starting from the awkward opening scene where the two women try tongue kissing, this is an experimental film bent on provoking something from the audience. However the one emotion provoked in me is boredom. That's even true for the weird dance number. The monotone style really wore me out. Ariane seems like a compelling actress. Her story with the father has good potential. I just got bored waiting for things to happen.


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