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On her birthday, 11-year-old Angeliki jumps off the balcony to her death with a smile on her face. An investigation is started as to the reason for this apparent suicide, but the family keeps insisting that it was an accident.
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La Grande bouffe (1973) meets El Ángel exterminator (1962) in Greek style!
OK, this is one great film. (surprisingly, its Greek!)
I am bit confused about what to write about this one. I strongly believe that 'art' should be comprehensible by anyone - I am not sure this can be. The director, definitely having been inspired by the surrealist touch of 'Angel exterminator' and decadent atmosphere of 'La grande bouffe', and maybe more similar films that I haven't seen, managed to create an original film filled with ingrowing humour, thick atmosphere of decadence and a strong dose realism. But I think I was able to 'get' this because I had previously seen and enjoyed the two pre-mentioned European gems. I am not sure though...
Whatever the case, this wouldn't be appreciated by many: it's a slow, dark, and with little dialogue film. No need to say this isn't your typical Hollywood fare. But those who are after of 'arty' European films of the same era with their power lying into simple but solid context and realism, then YOU OUGHT to see this one. It's one not to miss, an unknown gem.
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