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Alps (2011)

Alpeis (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama | 27 October 2011 (Greece)
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A group of people start a business where they impersonate the recently deceased in order to help their clients through the grieving process.



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Credited cast:
Stavros Psyllakis ...
Nurse's father
Johnny Vekris ...
Nurse (as Aggeliki Papoulia)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Efthymis Filippou ...
Lighting shop owner


A group of people start a business where they impersonate the recently deceased in order to help their clients through the grieving process.

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When the end is here the Alps are near.




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Release Date:

27 October 2011 (Greece)  »

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Alps  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$2,628 (USA) (13 July 2012)


$5,981 (USA) (27 July 2012)

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2.35 : 1
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Efthymis Filippou, screenwriter, had to step in as the "owner of the lighting shop" two days before shooting of the film started. See more »


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Featured in At the Movies: Venice Film Festival 2011 (2011) See more »

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So much potential wasted.
23 August 2016 | by (Egypt) – See all my reviews

Alps was so close to becoming another brilliant Yorgos Lanthimos film but, unfortunately, it fell flat as nondescript, self-absorbed attempt at creating significance out of absurdity.

I know for fact that Lanthimos is brilliant and he is one of my favorite filmmakers, but I can't pretend to enjoy this one. I never complained about Lanthimos' abnormal-made-normal stories and techniques and I never will (I love them actually); this movie, however, lacked the glue that hold these elements together and came out as an uttered great line.

Alps is a good idea ruined by execution. Sorry, Lanthimos.

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