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Tungsten (2011)

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Tungsten deals with the idea of electricity as a metaphor, the scenery is urban, and the plot is unfolded during a single day. One day in Athens, continuous outages, and a final blackout, ... See full summary »
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Job Candidate (as Promitheas Aliferopoulos)
Omiros Poulakis ...
Bus Jumper
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Ticket Collector
Tasos Nousias ...
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Kora Karvouni ...
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Aggeliki Anagnostopoulou ...
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Marilena Savvakou ...
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Lida Sivissidi ...
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Yorgos Roussakis ...
Ticket Collector's Brother (as Yorgos Rousakis)
Anna Marangaki ...
Florist
Thanos Mitropoulos ...
Ticket Collector 2
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Tungsten deals with the idea of electricity as a metaphor, the scenery is urban, and the plot is unfolded during a single day. One day in Athens, continuous outages, and a final blackout, caused by the strike of technicians at the electricity company. A day during which, six people's lives are being crossed and diverted. The heroes wander around the city, and as the day passes by and the darkness prevails, the scenery becomes more and more threatening. The heroes will experience intense discomfort while crossing each others path. When this strain is absorbed they are turned into victims, when the strain is channeled they are turned into perpetrators. Written by Anonymous

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The People - The City - The Darkness

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Best Film at 8th Romania International Film Festival Ro-IFF 2012 See more »

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Ballad For The Touch Deprived
Music by 'Marilena Orfanou'
Performed by 'Berlin Brides'
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A strong film about the open wounds of a modern capital
19 September 2010 | by (Greece) – See all my reviews

'Tungsten" is a film about the ugly face of modern Athens. A face that we all know that exists, in other cities too (even in a different way), but try to avoid it, to pretend that it has nothing to do with us- but it does. Families full of debts, relationships in lack of communication, friendship and dreaming, violence, anger and despair are the characteristics of the heroes' lives that haunt them and almost drive them mad, doing things that could take them out of their sadness and boredom. The B/W color gives the film a dramatic tone, stresses the darkness in which the heroes are trapped, while the urban setting, industrial, with huge highways and working class' neighborhoods, puts us right into that miserable routine. Does the light ever come back? Spectators are about to answer this question in the end of the film, which, in conclusion, is about a city and its habitants that (both) need to be loved and start all over.

7,5/ 10


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