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Dead Europe (2012)

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In Greece to scatter his father's ashes, Isaac hears of a curse that hangs over the head of his family. Dismissing the idea, his trip begins to unveil dark truths that forced his father to flee years ago.

Director:

Tony Krawitz

Writers:

Louise Fox, Christos Tsiolkas (novel)
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2 wins & 13 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Ewen Leslie ... Isaac
William Zappa ... Vassili
Danae Skiadi ... Giulia
Theodora Tzimou ... Natalia
Jean-François Balmer ... Gerry
Françoise Lebrun ... Leah
Ania Bukstein ... Amina
Igal Naor ... Syd
Eugenia Fragos ... Reveka
Kodi Smit-McPhee ... Josef
Vera Adeto Kunbo Vera Adeto Kunbo ... Neighbour
Giannis Antetokounmpo ... Neighbour's Son
Thanos Samaras ... Andreas
Marietta Sgourdeou ... Athina
Zozo Zarpa ... Blind Woman
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Storyline

A young photographer transporting his father's ashes from Australia to Greece comes to learn that something sinister happened in his family's past involving a young Jewish boy. Despite an effort to distract himself with a mix of random sex and drugs, Isaac's world begins to unravel as he realizes that he cannot escape the ghosts of the past. Written by Production

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Drama

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Country:

Australia | UK | Greece

Language:

English | Greek | French | Hungarian

Release Date:

14 December 2012 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Nekri Evropi See more »

Filming Locations:

Athens, Greece See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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A very small part in the film has Giannis Antetokounmpo (credited as Yiannis Adeto Kunbo), along with his mother Veronica Antetokounmpo, just a few years before he become a famous NBA player. See more »

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Faustchen
Written by B. Browning and M. Wilson
Performed by Fantastic Fields
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Stumbles into an incoherent confusing mess
22 June 2012 | by ffuuutSee all my reviews

One of two Australian made films I saw at the Sydney Film Festival, both of which were set in Europe.

Ewan Leslie was very good in the lead role as was Marton Csokas in a minor role late in the film, but the same can not be said for the actress who played the main characters mother. She seemed very poorly cast (age wise) and did not give a very consistent performance, as scenes with her felt very uneven.

The film was shot well and in places not often seen in predominately English language films and the first half really set up the mystery and thriller like aspect, but it was let down badly by a very poor last third as it fell into an incoherent confusing mess, but maybe that was intentional as the character fell into that cycle himself.

It was just very meh.


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