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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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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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Sexy, strange and beautifully deranged.

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$3,998 (USA) (9 March 2012)

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$23,787 (USA) (22 June 2012)
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Marina watches a documentary in which David Attenborough gets close to a gorilla in the jungle. See more »

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Featured in At the Movies: Venice Film Festival 2010 (2010) See more »

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Tous les garçons et les filles
Performed by Françoise Hardy
Lyrics by Françoise Hardy
Music by Françoise Hardy and Roger Samyn
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How does one come of age in a bleak world?
30 January 2014 | by (Portland, Oregon, USA) – See all my reviews

Athina Rachel Tsangari's "Attenberg" doesn't present the most positive image of Greece. The focus is a pair of friends in a mining town. The main girl is watching her father die, and her only real pleasure is watching David Attenborough's wildlife documentaries, in addition to the sex education given to her by her friend.

The movie itself was pretty slow and seemed to have little other purpose except to show these girls in a grim existence. But at the same time it gives one a sense of life in the Hellenic Republic. Once the land that gave the world philosophy, it's now the Third World of Europe. The historic sites are surrounded by crumbling sidewalks and people missing teeth. It's no accident that Greece has been probably the single country most affected by Europe's economic mess. As the main girl's father puts it: "We went from sheep to bulldozers."

Anyway, it's not any kind of great movie, but it does give one an idea of the status quo in Greece.


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