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Attenberg (2010)

Not Rated | | Drama | 9 December 2010 (Greece)
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Stuck in her boring factory town, twenty-three-year-old Marina is at the mercy of both her father's impending death and her distaste for other humans.
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Ariane Labed ... Marina
Vangelis Mourikis ... Spyros
Evangelia Randou ... Bella
Yorgos Lanthimos ... The Engineer
Alexandros Niagos Alexandros Niagos ... Bella's Boyfriend
Fidelis Attame Fidelis Attame ... Forklift Driver
Kostas Berikopoulos ... Funeral Home Employee
Antonis Nousaharlis Antonis Nousaharlis ... Forklift Driver
Michel Dimopoulos ... Hospital Manager
Spyros Tsakiris Spyros Tsakiris ... Forklift Driver
Giorgos Theoharis Giorgos Theoharis ... Factory Guard
Stathis Tsiapas Stathis Tsiapas ... Canteen Worker
Dimitris Anastasiou Dimitris Anastasiou ... Boy by Tennis Court
Stathis Androutsos Stathis Androutsos ... Boy by Tennis Court
Stefanos Douvoris Stefanos Douvoris ... Boy by Tennis Court
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Marina, 23, is growing up with her architect father in a prototype factory town by the sea. Finding the human species strange and repellent, she keeps her distance from it. Instead she observes it through the songs of Alan Vega's Suicide, the mammal documentaries of Sir David Attenborough, and the sexual education lesson she receives from her only friend, Bella. A stranger comes to town and challenges her to a foosball duel, on her own table. Her father meanwhile is preparing for his exit from the 20th century, which he considers to be 'overrated'. Caught between the two men and her collaborator Bella, Marina investigates the wondrous mystery of the human fauna.

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Sexy, strange and beautifully deranged.

Genres:

Drama

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Trivia

Yorgos Lanthimos meets his future wife, Ariane Labed, on the set of this film. See more »

Quotes

Marina: We women are the wondrous mystery of the animal kingdom.
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Features The Trials of Life (1990) See more »

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I Am A Baby (In My Universe)
Written and performed by Daniel Johnston
Published by Eternal Yip Eye Music / Primary Wave / Wixen Music Publishing Inc.
Mastered by Eternal Yip Eye Music ©1988
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Choreography
1 May 2011 | by stenssonSee all my reviews

According to one of the main characters, Greece is a country which has moved from keeping sheep to IT, without passing industrialism. And this is not the Greece you see in postcards. It's post modernism in an ugly shape, the remains of an overrated 20th century.

One of the girls here is 23 years old and has always rejected both sex and love. Her female friend is on the other hand very experienced. Their relationship is somewhat cold, although finds expression in their dancing together in a yard.

A father and architect dies, not any longer believing in his 1900s. The 23-year-old girl almost talks a relation with a man into pieces. This is a form experiment, but it's not that successful. But it very much rejects that old bad century.


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Country:

Greece

Language:

Greek | English | French

Release Date:

9 December 2010 (Greece) See more »

Also Known As:

Atenberg See more »

Filming Locations:

Aspra Spitia, Viotia, Greece

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,998, 11 March 2012

Gross USA:

$24,036

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$134,503
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (Buenos Aires Festival Internacional de Cine Independiente)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

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1.85 : 1
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