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, ...
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Dimitris, a grumpy middle-aged man, is having a hard time with his business partner on a particular decision as to opening a new business; and he's also having a hell of a time with his ... See full summary »
By night, Stratos works in a bread factory but by day, he's a professional hit man. He needs the cash to free Leonidas from prison because the latter once saved his life when he was behind ... See full summary »
Following his father's death, Nikos leaves the provinces to work in Athens guarding his brutish uncle's dogs. Nikos finds the dynamic of his relationship with his uncle changing when his uncle's wife draws closer to him.
Milk "is the tragic story of three heroes of Rina (45 years) and her two sons, Anthony (25 years) and Lefteris (23 years). Having emigrated years from Tbilisi, Anthony, ambitious and ... See full summary »
A 35-year old man, just released from jail, decides to make a clean break from the big city and his troubled past. He retreats to the abandoned village his father came from and moves into ... See full summary »
Harris, a 16 year old boy spends his day skateboarding aimlessly around Athens with his friends. Vassilis, a middle aged cop, is frustrated with his dead-end job and crammed in his small apartment with his family.
Three people head towards a turning point in their lives: at a dig in Philippi, an archaeologist discovers an unlooted tomb; at a bird sanctuary in Thrace, a game warden pays back a poacher... See full summary »
As the lights flicker on a warm August night, amidst vacant Athens' stillness, a modern bohemian flirts with a woman he just met at a phone booth, while strolling around the city's quiet night streets.
Jacek is a young policeman, tries to protect his mother and brothers from their despot father, also a policeman with illegal business dealings. When the father is murdered, Jacek becomes ... See full summary »
George is released from prison after 14 years of incarceration for a murder he committed in his small Greek village. He spends his first night out in a cheap downtown hotel in Athens. There... See full summary »
Panos H. Koutras
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
A strong film about the open wounds of a modern capital
'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.
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