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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

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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Storyline

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

Certificate:

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Country:

Greece

Language:

Greek | English | French

Release Date:

9 December 2010 (Greece) See more »

Also Known As:

Atenbergas See more »

Filming Locations:

Aspra Spitia, Viotia, Greece

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,998, 11 March 2012, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$23,787, 24 June 2012
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (Buenos Aires Festival Internacional de Cine Independiente)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Greece's official submission to the Best Foreign Language Film category of the 84th Academy Awards 2012. See more »

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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
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It works different of most of films
2 October 2015 | by louisekievSee all my reviews

Attenberg is a weird movie. Greek cinema is full of this kind of film, and it don't make of any of it movies less impactive. The films may be a little hard to common audiences, but there is a certain delight in it.

Director Athina Rachel Tsangari puts her female look in a Greece at an imminent crisis, a Greece that still the mother of western culture, but more and more is excluded of the own context, weirdly. Attenberg is original, strange, brave, funny and even reflexive. The situations in the film may be presented in an unconventional way, but it's not hard to discover how universal they are.

Marina (brilliantly interpreted by Ariane Labed) may not be the typical character, but see the her world from inside may be a very interesting experiences.


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