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(2010)

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  • 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.

  • Demure, inexperienced and introverted, 23-year-old virginal Marina lives in a small Greek industrial town by the sea, while her father is dying of cancer. Devoid of friends, Marina spends her time with the only girl who really understands her, the lively Bella, experimenting with passionate kissing while watching David Attenborough's animal documentaries and re-enacting Monty Python's awkward walks and funny sketches. And then unexpectedly, an intriguingly handsome stranger comes to town, eager to change everything. Who knows where this relationship will lead?

  • 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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  • 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. Instead she stubbornly observes it through the songs of Suicide, the mammal documentaries of Sir David Attenborough, and the ed lessons she receives from her only friend, Bella.

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