Like a fish out of water, Vagelis--a former drug addict in his mid-thirties who yearns for deliverance and a big change in his life--finds himself stranded in a faceless and cruel Athens, after five long years of incarceration. Nearly brought to his knees, Vagelis' only way out lies in his grandfather's dilapidated rural estate somewhere in a God-forsaken Peloponnesian village; however, fresh starts are always painful, especially when you are a stranger in a strange land. But, once a pariah, always a pariah, and Vagelis will soon have to come face to face with the closed community's unwritten laws, as a simmering tension threatens to finally boil over. Now, all that's needed is a flaming catalyst--and then--nothing can stop the advent of hell on New Paradise. In the end, just how easily can a king lose his kingdom?
Did You Know?
In chess matches with Petros, the term 'Zugzwang' arises. It is a term derived from the German words 'zug' (move) and 'zwang' (compulsion, obligation). It describes a situation in chess where a player is in a helpless position. He must move but every move makes his position worse. See more
When Vangelis first steps into the old house and falls through the floor, he is lit from his left. In the next long shot, the light is from behind him. See more
Being banished from a place is very insulting...
Written and Performed by Thanasis Papakonstadinou See more
28 February 2003 (Greece)
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