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Alpeis (2011)

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

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$5,981 (USA) (27 July 2012)
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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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Gymnast: You're the best coach in the world.
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Surreal and blackly funny
23 October 2016 | by (Derry, Ireland) – See all my reviews

The Greek director Yorgos Lathimos may possess the most perverse and idiosyncratic imagination in movies. After his Oscar-nominated breakthrough movie "Dogtooth" and prior to his international hit "The Lobster" he made "Alps", a completely off-the-wall 'comedy', (you might have trouble finding the jokes), about a group calling themselves 'The Alps', who stand in for the recently deceased in order to help the relatives through the grieving process. An American writer/director might have made this into a sci-fi/horror film along the lines of Frankenheimer's "Seconds" but Lathimos treats it like a fairy-tale, albeit not one you might tell your children. This movie has a surreal sensibility that is both disquieting and blackly funny. On hindsight, "The Lobster" might seem like a natural progression though God knows where Lathimos might go from here.


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