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Alps (2011)

Alpeis (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama | 27 October 2011 (Greece)
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A group of people start a business where they impersonate the recently deceased in order to help their clients through the grieving process.

Director:

Yorgos Lanthimos

Writers:

Efthymis Filippou (screenplay), Yorgos Lanthimos (screenplay)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Angeliki Papoulia ... Nurse
Aris Servetalis ... Stretcher-bearer
Johnny Vekris ... Coach
Ariane Labed ... Gymnast
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Sofia Aivathiadou Sofia Aivathiadou
Efstathia Angeli Efstathia Angeli
Ilias Antzoulatos Ilias Antzoulatos
Giorgos Athanasopoulos Giorgos Athanasopoulos
Tasos Bahouros Tasos Bahouros
Dimitris Bosinakos Dimitris Bosinakos
Niki Diagoupi Niki Diagoupi
Giorgos Diamantis Giorgos Diamantis
Efthymis Filippou Efthymis Filippou ... Lamp Shop Owner
Labros Filippou
Dimitris Fryliggos Dimitris Fryliggos
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Storyline

A night nurse in a hospital provides special services to families who have recently lost their loved ones. She is a member of a group called the Alps, whose members offer, for a fee, to play recently deceased during visits of their grieving relatives. Written by lament

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

When the end is here the Alps are near.

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Country:

Greece | USA | France | Canada

Language:

Greek | English

Release Date:

27 October 2011 (Greece) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,628, 15 July 2012, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$5,981, 29 July 2012
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Efthymis Filippou, screenwriter, had to step in as the "owner of the lighting shop" two days before shooting of the film started. See more »

Quotes

Gymnast: You're the best coach in the world. You are the king of coaches.
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Connections

Featured in At the Movies: Venice Film Festival 2011 (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

O Fortuna (Carmina Burana)
Written by Carl Orff
With kind permission of Schott Music, Mainz
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Surreal and blackly funny
23 October 2016 | by MOscarbradleySee all my reviews

The Greek director Yorgos Lathimos may possess the most perverse and idiosyncratic imagination in movies. After his Oscar-nominated breakthrough movie "Dogtooth" and prior to his international hit "The Lobster" he made "Alps", a completely off-the-wall 'comedy', (you might have trouble finding the jokes), about a group calling themselves 'The Alps', who stand in for the recently deceased in order to help the relatives through the grieving process. An American writer/director might have made this into a sci-fi/horror film along the lines of Frankenheimer's "Seconds" but Lathimos treats it like a fairy-tale, albeit not one you might tell your children. This movie has a surreal sensibility that is both disquieting and blackly funny. On hindsight, "The Lobster" might seem like a natural progression though God knows where Lathimos might go from here.


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