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Yorgos Lanthimos (screenplay)
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Release Date:
27 October 2011 (Greece) See more »
When the end is here the Alps are near.
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
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Film Review: 'Alps'
 (From CineVue. 8 November 2012, 2:24 AM, PST)

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"Sociological, minimalistic, cinematographic and invigorating..." See more (15 total) »


  (in credits order)

Directed by
Yorgos Lanthimos 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Efthymis Filippou  screenplay
Yorgos Lanthimos  screenplay

Produced by
Victoria Bousis .... co-producer
Maria Hatzakou .... co-producer
Matthew Johnson .... co-producer (as Matt Johnson)
Kostas Kefalas .... line producer
Thoma Kikis .... co-producer
Yorgos Lanthimos .... producer
Thanos Papastergiou .... co-producer
Angeliki 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 
Set Decoration by
Anna Georgiadou 
Costume Design by
Thanos Papastergiou 
Vasileia Rozana 
Makeup Department
Fragiskos Droggitis .... hair designer
Kyriaky Melidou .... additional makeup artist
Evi Zafiropoulou .... makeup artist
Production Management
Maria Hatzakou .... head of production: Haos Film
Maria Hatzakou .... post-production supervisor
Matthew Johnson .... post-production supervisor (as Matt Johnson)
Konstantina Stavrianou .... post production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Anna Nikolaou .... second assistant director
Kostas Papadakis .... first assistant director
Art Department
Giorgos Babanaras .... property master
Vasilis Marmatakis .... media artist
Vasilis Marmatakis .... poster designer
Andreas Zouvelos .... construction coordinator
Sound Department
Leandros Ntounis .... sound designer
Leandros Ntounis .... sound recordist
Kostas Varympopiotis .... sound mixer
Special Effects by
George Alahouzos .... special effects (as Alahouzos Bros.)
Roulis Alahouzos .... special effects (as Alahouzos Bros.)
Visual Effects by
Ippokratis Chalas .... vfx
Vagelis Metaxas .... vfx
Camera and Electrical Department
Christos Douros .... first assistant camera
Miltos Pilalitos .... camera
Thomas Varvias .... additional first assistant camera
Christos Voudouris .... camera operator
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Maria-Flora Papapanagiotou .... designer: Ariane Labed's leotard
Editorial Department
Apostolos Arhontas .... color timer (as Apostolis Arhontas)
Tony Ford .... color grader
Nikos Panteris .... color grader
Yannis Zaharoyannis .... technical coordinator
Akis Zorbas .... technical support
Other crew
Sofia Aivathiadou .... coach: Ariane Labed
Giorgos Babanaras .... production assistant
Caterina Caprinato .... italian translator
Angelo Consoli .... italian translator
Evdokia Kalamitsi .... assistant production manager
Demi Kalavrouzioti .... legal services
Kyriacos Karseras .... english translator
Sofia Kastanara .... accountant
Ariane Labed .... french translator
Theodora Malliarou .... production secretary
Eleni Manti .... caterer
Vasilis Marmatakis .... titles
Manos Mylonakis .... insurance
Anna Nikolaou .... script supervisor
Theoni Orfanou .... caterer
Arhontoula Papapanagiotou .... legal services
Elli Tsiforou .... italian translator
Dimitris Alexopoulos .... special thanks
Dionysia Andrikopoulou .... special thanks
Lelia Andronikou .... special thanks
Annabelle Aronis .... special thanks (as Annabelle Aroni)
Apostolia Babanara .... special thanks
Drosia Babanara .... special thanks
Hristos Babanaras .... special thanks
Thomas Babanaras .... special thanks
Maria Bagiati .... special thanks
Thimios Bakatakis .... special thanks
Jamie Bialkower .... special thanks
Spyros Boukouras .... special thanks
Justin Bozonelis .... special thanks
Drini Bushi .... special thanks
Edi Bushi .... special thanks
Loli Bushi .... special thanks
Naima Carbajal .... special thanks
Phoenix Catscratch .... special thanks
Kostas Chaidos .... special thanks
Angelo Consoli .... special thanks
Aris Dagios .... special thanks
Kiki Daskalopoulou .... special thanks
Thodoros Deftos .... special thanks
Thania Dimitrakopoulou .... special thanks
Michel Dimopoulos .... special thanks
Thanassis Dimou .... special thanks
Olivia Efstathiou .... special thanks
Manolis Fellios .... special thanks
Ioanna Fotopoulou .... special thanks
Markos Fragos .... special thanks
Lily Fragou .... special thanks
Nikos Fysatidis .... special thanks
Lina Gavra .... special thanks
Peli Georgiadou .... special thanks
Giorgos Geranios .... special thanks
Kostas Gikas .... special thanks (as Kostis Gikas)
Marina Gioti .... special thanks
Iordanis Hatziioannidis .... special thanks
Mathilde Henrot .... special thanks
Seth Horowitz .... special thanks
Stefania Hougia .... special thanks
Christos Houliaras .... special thanks
Kostas Ioannou .... special thanks
Maria Ioannou .... special thanks
Coti K. .... special thanks (as Coti)
Dimitra Kakoulidi .... special thanks
Eva Kakoulidou .... special thanks (as Eva Kakoulidi)
Kalliroi Karamanou .... special thanks
Niki Katsantoni .... special thanks
Krysanne Katsoolis .... special thanks
Kali Kavvatha .... special thanks
Banafsheh Khoshnoudi .... special thanks
Eleni Kiafi .... special thanks
Lars Knudsen .... special thanks
Christos V. Konstantakopoulos .... special thanks (as Hristos Konstantakopoulos)
Dimosthenis Koresis .... special thanks
Christos Kosmas .... special thanks
Thodoris Kostakis .... special thanks
Athanasia Kotsia .... special thanks
Ioanna Koutrouvi .... special thanks
Giorgos Kyriakos .... special thanks
Christos Lainas .... special thanks
Kostas Lambropoulos .... special thanks
Jonas Lehec .... special thanks
Dimitris Leivaditis .... special thanks
Babis Makridis .... special thanks
John Margetis .... special thanks
Marsheux .... special thanks
Mercadonegro .... special thanks
Loukia Minetou .... special thanks (as Loukia Minettou)
Giorgos Mylias .... special thanks
Alexander Negrelli .... special thanks
Dinos Nikolaou .... special thanks
Marilena Orfanou .... special thanks
Panagiotis Pantelatos .... special thanks
Giorgos Papagiannopoulos .... special thanks
Dimitris Papaioannou .... thanks
Giorgos Papalios .... special thanks
Ioanna Papara .... special thanks
Alexandros Papastergiou .... special thanks
Klairi Papastergiou .... special thanks
Dina Papoulia .... special thanks
Eleni Papoulia .... special thanks
Makis Papoulias .... special thanks
Carlos Pietro .... special thanks
Theodora Pikrou .... special thanks
Giorgos Politis .... special thanks
Alessandro Raja .... special thanks
Dimitris Salepakis .... special thanks
Eleni Sgontzou .... special thanks
Melita Skamnaki .... special thanks
Giota Skouvara .... special thanks
Eirini Souganidou .... special thanks
Spooky .... special thanks
Vasilis Spyropoulos .... special thanks
Thanasis Stathopoulos .... special thanks
Sokratis Stefanidis .... special thanks
Brigitte Suarez .... special thanks
Maro Tsabira .... special thanks
Nikoleta Tsagari .... special thanks
Ioanna Tsaggari .... special thanks
Foteini Tsakiri .... special thanks
Eva Tsakou .... special thanks
Minas Tsavas .... special thanks
Elli Tsiforou .... special thanks
Giorgos Tsokopoulos .... special thanks
Elena Tzavara .... special thanks (as Eleni Tzavara)
Jay Van Hoy .... special thanks
Kostas Varelidis .... special thanks
Despoina Varelidou .... special thanks (as Despo Varelidou)
Jean-Marie Verlet .... special thanks
Odysseas Voudouris .... special thanks
Alexander Voulgaris .... special thanks
Marios Vouros .... special thanks
Dimitris Vrahnos .... special thanks
Michael Weber .... special thanks
Babis Zafeiropoulos .... special thanks
Athanasia Zitouniati .... special thanks
Hristos Zouras .... special thanks

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Also Known As:
"Alpeis" - Greece (original title)
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Greece:93 min
Aspect Ratio:
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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 »
Gymnast:You're the best coach in the world.See more »
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13 out of 18 people found the following review useful.
"Sociological, minimalistic, cinematographic and invigorating...", 22 April 2013
Author: Sindre Kaspersen from Norway

Greek screenwriter, producer and director Yorgos Lanthimos' fourth feature film which he co-wrote with screenwriter Efthimis Filippou and co-produced, premiered In competition at the 68th Venice Film Festival in 2011, was screened in the Visions section at the 36th Toronto International Film Festival in 2011, was shot on location in Greece and is a Greek production which was produced by producer Athina Rachel Tsangari. It tells the story about a ballet coach, his female student, an ambulance driver and a nurse named Anna who runs a private business which is led by one of the males.

Distinctly and precisely directed by Greek filmmaker Yorgos Lanthimos, this rhythmic fictional tale which is narrated from multiple viewpoints though mostly from one of the central female character's point of view, draws a quiet and diverse portrayal of four members of a group consisting of two men and two women who has named themselves "Alps" and who offers people consolation in their grief by substituting for their loved ones who has passed away. While notable for it's naturalistic and mostly interior milieu depictions, sterling production design by production designer Anna Georiadou, cinematography by cinematographer Christos Voudouris, distinct use of light, dialog within dialog and acting within acting, this character-driven story depicts an acute study of character and contains a timely and efficient score.

This cinematic, situational and theatrically remarkable mystery drama which is set in Greece and where pretending to be a non-existing person and putting a shield on one's innate human emotions takes a toll on the only person in the group who thinks outside the box, is impelled and reinforced by it's cogent narrative structure, substantial character development, subtle continuity, rare characters, versatile perspectives, poignant and naturally occurring humor and ingenious acting performances by actresses Ariane Labed, Aggeliki Papoulia and actors Ares Servitales and Johnny Veksris. A sociological, minimalistic, cinematographic and invigorating character piece which underlines the hardships of being an actor or actress, the distinction between fiction and reality and which gained, among other awards, the Golden Osella for Best Screenplay Yorgos Lanthimos and Efthimis Filippou at the 68th Venice Film Festival in 2011.

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