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Alps (2011) More at IMDbPro »Alpeis (original title)

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Alps -- Yorgos Lanthimos's follow-up to his Academy Award nominee (and cult sensation) DOGTOOTH is another darkly comic, absurdist vision of (in)human relationships, focusing on a mysterious underground organization that helps mourners get over their losses by impersonating the deceased.
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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Release Date:
27 October 2011 (Greece) See more »
When the end is here the Alps are near.
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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'
 (From CineVue. 8 November 2012, 2:24 AM, PST)

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"Sociological, minimalistic, cinematographic and invigorating..." See more (11 total) »


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

Aris Servetalis ... Ambulance man
Johnny Vekris ... Coach

Ariane Labed ... Gymnast

Angeliki Papoulia ... Nurse (as Aggeliki Papoulia)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Erifili Stefanidou ... Owner of the lamp shop

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
Thoma Kikis .... co-producer
Yorgos Lanthimos .... producer
Thanos Papastergiou .... co-producer
Angeliki Papoulia .... co-producer (as Aggeliki Papoulia)
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 Douros .... assistant camera
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
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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"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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