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Miss Violence (2013)

On her birthday, 11-year-old Angeliki jumps off the balcony to her death with a smile on her face. An investigation is started as to the reason for this apparent suicide, but the family keeps insisting that it was an accident.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Reni Pittaki ...
Kalliopi Zontanou ...
Constantinos Athanasiades ...
Philippos (as Konstantinos Athanasiades)
Chloe Bolota ...
Maria Skoula ...
Social Welfare Employee
Giorgos Gerontidakis-Sempetadelis ...
Police Officer (as Giorgos Gerontidakis)
School Teacher
Anna Koutsaftiki ...
Rafika Chawishe ...
Civil Status Worker
Stefanos Kosmidis ...
Company Executive
Christos Loulis ...
Man in Public Toilettes
Martha Bouziouri ...


It's Angeliki's 11th birthday celebration, and a well-organised party is held in her honour. Everything is in order, and all the ingredients of a usual birthday party are there. A nice fest, a big cake, music, dance, a caring grandfather's embrace... a truly loving family environment. But is it real, or is this an elaborate facade? As we witness a devastating act of despair, we understand that something lies underneath. The story advances, and we slowly get lured into a web of hideous secrets, while gradually getting ourselves dragged into a downward spiral of lies and deceptive appearances. When we unwillingly unravel the mysteries kept behind closed doors, in reality, we plunge into the depths of the human soul and the unfathomable secrets within. Written by Nick Riganas

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Nulla di ciò che vedi è come appare.




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Release Date:

7 November 2013 (Greece)  »

Also Known As:

Η δεσποινίς Βία  »

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(Dolby 5.1)


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2.35 : 1
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Father: Next time smile more. Otherwise they won't even screw you for 30 euros.
Myrto: You didn't pay.
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Amazing film!
1 October 2013 | by (Vancouver, Canada) – See all my reviews

Miss Violence was the first film I've seen at this years Vancouver International Film Festival and what a fantastic film it is. There are similarities to Giorgos Lanthimos's films (Dogtooth, Alps) where you spend the first third of the film figuring out the relationships of the characters to each other and the rules of the world they live in. The rest of the film is spent either reveling in either horror or fascination in the world and characters created.

This story is given to you in small pieces which build upon your understanding of who these people are. This in turn makes you a very active film-goer and creates a feeling of investment. When Miss Violence reaches it's climax I could feel the collective sighs from the 200+ people gathered to watch it at the festival.

Be warned though...it is heavy, but so worth it. You'll be talking about it for awhile to come.

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