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J.A.C.E. (2011)

Twice-orphaned Jace, a seven-year-old Albanian of Greek origin, witnesses a massacre that wipes out his entire foster family in Argyrokastron, and then falls in the hands of a bunch of ... See full summary »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Alban Ukaj Alban Ukaj ... Jace
Stefania Goulioti Stefania Goulioti ... Maria
Argyris Xafis ... Angelos Karras
Ieronymos Kaletsanos ... Antonio
Minas Hatzisavvas ... Officer Dimitriou
Kora Karvouni ... Alma
Akilas Karazisis ... Dr. Markos Kruger
Yannis Tsortekis ... Thomas Tepelenis
Diogo Infante Diogo Infante ... Nikolas
Christos Loulis ... Father
Franco Trevisi ... Andrei
Kostas Berikopoulos ... Officer Banias
Soma Badekas Soma Badekas ... Jace - Child
Giorgos Mellos Giorgos Mellos ... Jace - Teenager
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Labros Filippou ... Argentina
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Twice-orphaned Jace, a seven-year-old Albanian of Greek origin, witnesses a massacre that wipes out his entire foster family in Argyrokastron, and then falls in the hands of a bunch of ruthless gangsters who "export" children abroad for various profitable reasons (ranging from beggary to organ trade). Jace ends up in Athens, Greece, begging at street corners, exploring the secret horrors of brutal institutions for young offenders or, much later, serving obscure patrons, in an underworld where violent loss seems to be his only destiny. The movie follows Jace's inverted Odyssey in a dark universe of abuse, murder and fear, as he desperately (and silently) seeks for a "family" of his own or, at least, for a sense of belonging. Written by Menelaos Karamaghiolis

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Greek | Albanian | English

Release Date:

8 November 2012 (Greece) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Greek cinema rebirth?
29 August 2012 | by potis1980See all my reviews

I had the pleasure to watch a pre-screening of the film. It is one of the most ambitious projects in the latest history of Greek cinema. The direction by Menelos Karamaghiolis is keeping you excited and interested till the very end and the main protagonists are giving some of the best performances i have seen for many years.

Greek cinema is associated perhaps with more "indie" products and slower plot. J.A.C.E.'s plot evolves fast and is a very interesting action drama movie. The "modern Odyssey" of J.A.C.E. is a story that makes you laugh, angry, anxious, cry, among other things. Greek cinema rebirth? Hope so...

It deserves the high interest and affection shown by film reviewers and i am waiting for its formal release in Greece to go and watch it again with my friends.


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