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Alps -- 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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Giorgos Lanthimos (screenplay)
Efthymis Filippou (screenplay)
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Release Date:
27 October 2011 (Greece) See more »
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When the end is here the Alps are near.
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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. | Add synopsis »
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DVD Review: 'Alps'
 (From CineVue. 19 March 2013, 1:00 AM, PDT)

Competition: Win Giorgos Lanthimos' 'Alps' on DVD
 (From CineVue. 8 March 2013, 8:16 AM, PST)

Film Review: 'Alps'
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Cast

  (in credits order)
Stavros Psyllakis ... Nurse's father

Aris Servetalis ... Ambulance man

Johnny Vekris ... Coach

Ariane Labed ... Gymnast

Aggeliki Papoulia ... Nurse
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Erifili Stefanidou ... Owner of the lamp shop
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Directed by
Giorgos Lanthimos 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Efthymis Filippou  screenplay
Giorgos Lanthimos  screenplay

Produced by
Victoria Bousis .... co-producer
Maria Hatzakou .... co-producer
Matthew Johnson .... co-producer
Thoma Kikis .... co-producer
Giorgos Lanthimos .... producer
Thanos Papastergiou .... co-producer
Aggeliki Papoulia .... co-producer
Lee Polydor .... co-producer
Athina Rachel Tsangari .... producer
Johnny Vekris .... co-producer
Konstantina Vonorta .... post production producer
Christos Voudouris .... co-producer
Andreas Zoupanos Kritikos .... co-producer
 
Cinematography by
Christos Voudouris 
 
Film Editing by
Yorgos Mavropsaridis 
 
Casting by
Christina Akzoti 
Alex Kelly 
 
Production Design by
Anna Georgiadou 
 
Costume Design by
Thanos Papastergiou 
Vasileia Rozana 
 
Production Management
Konstantina Stavrianou .... post production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Anna Nikolaou .... second assistant director
 
Sound Department
Leandros Ntounis .... associate sound re-recording mixer
Leandros Ntounis .... production sound mixer
Leandros Ntounis .... sound designer
Kostas Varybopiotis .... sound re-recording mixer
 
Visual Effects by
Ippokratis Chalas .... vfx
Vagelis Metaxas .... vfx
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Christos Voudouris .... camera operator
 
Editorial Department
Tony Ford .... colorist
Nikos Panteris .... colorist
Yannis Zaharoyannis .... technical coordinator
Akis Zorbas .... technical support
 
Other crew
Evdokia Kalamitsi .... assistant production manager
Anna Nikolaou .... script supervisor
Phill Zagajewski .... creative director
Phill Zagajewski .... researcher
Phill Zagajewski .... stage manager
 
Thanks
Phill Zagajewski .... special thanks
 

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Also Known As:
"Alpeis" - Greece (original title)
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Greece:93 min
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3 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
More Surreal Craziness from the Greek Master, 16 June 2013
Author: Chris Smith (RockPortReview) from United States

Greek director Giorgos Lanthimos's second feature film "Alps" is just as thought provoking and bizarre as his Academy Award nominated debut "Dogtooth". He paints a very surreal picture that can be hard to understand, but somehow is still very engaging.

"Alps" is the name of a clandestine group of four people who offer a service to impersonate the recently deceased in order to help their clients through the grieving process. This group is comprised of a nurse, a rhythmic gymnast and her coach, and another man who is their leader. They are called the "Alps" because it is ambiguous and doesn't say what they do, as well as being irreplaceable. They meet in a gymnasium and don't go by their real names but are referred to by mountain peaks associated with the Alps. The leader is Mount Blanc, the Nurse and the stories main character is called Mount Rose.

The film is mainly focused on Mount Rose, played by Aggrelikki Papoulia who also starred in "Dogtooth" as the Eldest daughter. It is about the lost of identity and losing your connections to reality. Mount Rose is a nurse who lives with her elderly father, but also seems to be a playing the part of his late wife. She has several Alps clients and it is hard to find who the "real" Mount Rose is. The Gymnast and coach are another thing altogether, she is always in training and never seems to be ready. Mount Blanc is sort of a mystery. He is the quiet and stoic leader of the group who during a game of who would you most like to impersonate chooses Bruce Lee.

When Mount Rose breaks one of the rules of being an Alp she is cast out, this is where she loses her proverbial sh** and has a complete mental breakdown. Like trying to describe the meaning of a Salvador Dali painting, both "Alps" and "Dogtooth" just need to be experienced and usually more than once. Both movies are now available on Netflix watch Instantly.

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