Directed by Giogos Lanthimos.
A group of people who call themselves Alps impersonate the recently deceased so they can provide comfort to the mourners.
After his breakout film Dogtooth, director Yorgos Lanthimos widens the weird scope from a single family to an entire town in this Greek tale of life imitating life.
A nurse, a paramedic, a rhythmic gymnast and her controlling coach meet regularly in a sparse gymnasium to divide up their work. Mont Blanc (Aris Servetalis), their self appointed leader, has nicknamed them Alps – a set of mountains that can't be replaced, but could happily substitute for any other cliff face. And that's exactly what they do; standing in for the recently deceased, they wear the clothing and re-enact familiar lines of dialogue to help mourning friends and family work through their grief.
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