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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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Director:
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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.
Plot:
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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4 wins & 3 nominations See more »
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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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How to become a cliché of yourself in just 2 films See more (8 total) »

Cast

  (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
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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
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 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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6 out of 13 people found the following review useful.
How to become a cliché of yourself in just 2 films, 29 July 2013
Author: arkid77 from London, England

I'm amazed this film was so similar to the bizarre yet alluring debut feature by Giorgos Lanthimos, "Dogtooth".

Its for this reason that it really bombs in my opinion. The concept of the story, the stylisation, shooting, the dry emotionless delivery of the characters, the sex acts, the violence, the patriarchal characters within it, the submissive female characters, the fact he is using one of the same lead actors, etc etc.

I could go on. The film is just too similar to Dogtooth in every way. And if your going to make such a stylised film similarity stands out even more I feel.

This is Dogtooth but just less alluring. OK, maybe its just a more obfuscated story and one that is more challenging it could be argued. Still when you've seen the previous film this seems like a weak tweaking of the same formula.

If you haven't seen Dogtooth go see it! I recommend it. If you do by chance see this before Dogtooth maybe you can pass it off as interesting and at least very unique, however it's hard to think this with the knowledge of what came before it.

I really hope Giorgos Lanthimos can develop a lot for a 3rd feature and dig himself out of the stylistic hole he seems to have dug.

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