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An unnerving story about a horrid family drama kept behind closed doors, and an elaborate facade where appearances can be deceiving, and nothing is as it seems.

Director:

Alexandros Avranas
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Cast

Credited cast:
Themis Panou ... Father
Reni Pittaki ... Mother
Eleni Roussinou ... Eleni
Sissy Toumasi ... Myrto
Kalliopi Zontanou Kalliopi Zontanou ... Alkmini
Constantinos Athanasiades Constantinos Athanasiades ... Philippos (as Konstantinos Athanasiades)
Chloe Bolota Chloe Bolota ... Angeliki
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Kostas Antalopoulos ... Social Welfare Sir
Martha Bouziouri Martha Bouziouri ... Gynecologist
Rafika Chawishe ... Civil Status Servant
Giota Festa Giota Festa ... Friend's Wife
Giorgos Gerontidakis-Sempetadelis ... Policeman (as Giorgos Gerontidakis)
Minas Hatzisavvas ... Second Friend
Nikos Hatzopoulos Nikos Hatzopoulos ... Friend
Vaso Iatropoulou Vaso Iatropoulou ... School Director
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Storyline

To celebrate Aggeliki's eleventh birthday, a well-organised party is held in her honour. Everything is in order, and all the ingredients of a usual birthday gathering are here: a nice and big sugar-glazed cake, happy music, a caring grandfather's embrace--a truly loving family environment. However, is any of this real, or is this an elaborate facade? Little by little, as a devastating act of despair unfolds before a stunned family, wolves and lambs slowly get lured into a web of hideous secrets, and a frantic downward spiral of lies and deceptive appearances. But, in the end, as one unwillingly unravels the sinners' blood-curdling mysteries kept behind closed doors, the plunge into the depths of the human soul and the unfathomable secrets within is inevitable. Written by Nick Riganas

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Taglines:

Nulla di ciò che vedi è come appare. See more »

Genres:

Drama

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Details

Country:

Greece

Language:

Greek

Release Date:

7 November 2013 (Greece) See more »

Also Known As:

Δεσποινίς Βία See more »

Filming Locations:

Greece See more »

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$146,830
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Sound Mix:

Dolby (Dolby 5.1)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

According to the director, Alexandros Avranas, the film is based on a true story which is much more violent than what the film depicts. See more »

Quotes

Father: Next time smile more. Otherwise they won't even screw you for 30 euros.
Myrto: You didn't pay.
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Connections

Referenced in At the Movies: Venice Film Festival 2013 (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

Dance Me to the End of Love
Written and performed by Leonard Cohen
© Sony Music Entertainment / (P) 1984 Sony ATV Publishing
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no attempt to set this awful business in the past
3 October 2016 | by christopher-underwoodSee all my reviews

Sometimes it occurs to me I should be concerned at some of the films that Amazon recommends to me on the basis of my known preferences and this one probably beats them all. It is a very, very good film but I wouldn't truly recommend it to anyone. At least not someone I didn't know very well and could be sure that they could deal with the worryingly believable and atrocious basis of this film. It begins innocuously enough with a daughter's eleventh birthday. And yet wasn't I slightly perturbed at the flat and colourless surroundings, the spooky lack or gaiety, the fact they were dancing to a Leonard Cohen track? And the way the 'father' held his daughter? Almost immediately there is a most dramatic incident and then we are taken back to a measured family routine where everything is under control and we get drawn further into this only seeming innocuous family. There are truly dreadful events represented here and although most of this gradually dawns upon the viewer during the course of the film there are a couple of openly distressing scenes. There is no attempt to set this awful business in the past and we can only guess at how surprising this depiction is to a Greek audience, if indeed it had a theatrical release. People and glass houses and all that so I will say no more other than that maybe we in the UK need such a brave film maker to look further into some of our more murky corners that are, similarly, maybe not too far from home.


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