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

Cast overview, first billed only:
Angeliki Papoulia ... Nurse
Aris Servetalis ... Stretcher-bearer
Johnny Vekris ... Coach
Ariane Labed ... Gymnast
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 ... Lamp Shop Owner
Labros Filippou 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.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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When the end is here the Alps are near.

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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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 »

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O Fortuna (Carmina Burana)
Written by Carl Orff
With kind permission of Schott Music, Mainz
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Isn't an Big Achievement
9 April 2017 | by aciessiSee all my reviews

It has a plot that is inspired, and delightfully surreal. But the execution of it is dreadful. The imagination does not run wild in Alps. Visual speaking, it is a huge letdown. Everyone in the film seems half dead, sleepwalking through the film. Grieving with death is a concept that only makes sense if it is dealt with accurately. Now, I know that Alps is a surrealist piece, but it just didn't resonate with me emotionally. It didn't hit me where it clearly wanted to.


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Country:

Greece | France | Canada | USA

Language:

Greek | English

Release Date:

27 October 2011 (Greece) See more »

Also Known As:

Alps See more »

Filming Locations:

Acharnes, East Attica, Greece

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,628, 15 July 2012

Gross USA:

$16,057

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$233,222
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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