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Miss Violence (2013)

An unnerving story about a horrid family drama kept behind closed doors, and an elaborate facade where appearances can be deceiving, and nothing is as it seems.

Director:

Alexandros Avranas
9 wins & 13 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Themis Panou ... Father
Reni Pittaki Reni Pittaki ... Mother
Eleni Roussinou ... Eleni
Sissy Toumasi ... Myrto
Kalliopi Zontanou Kalliopi Zontanou ... Alkmini
Constantinos Athanasiades Constantinos Athanasiades ... Philippos (as Konstantinos Athanasiades)
Chloe Bolota Chloe Bolota ... Angeliki
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Kostas Antalopoulos ... Social Welfare Sir
Martha Bouziouri Martha Bouziouri ... Gynecologist
Rafika Chawishe Rafika Chawishe ... Civil Status Servant
Yiota Festa Yiota Festa ... Friend's Wife
Giorgos Gerontidakis-Sempetadelis ... Policeman (as Giorgos Gerontidakis)
Minas Hatzisavvas ... Second Friend
Nikos Hatzopoulos Nikos Hatzopoulos ... Friend
Vaso Iatropoulou Vaso Iatropoulou ... School Director
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Storyline

To celebrate Aggeliki's eleventh birthday, a well-organised party is held in her honour. Everything is in order, and all the ingredients of a usual birthday gathering are here: a nice and big sugar-glazed cake, happy music, a caring grandfather's embrace--a truly loving family environment. However, is any of this real, or is this an elaborate facade? Little by little, as a devastating act of despair unfolds before a stunned family, wolves and lambs slowly get lured into a web of hideous secrets, and a frantic downward spiral of lies and deceptive appearances. But, in the end, as one unwillingly unravels the sinners' blood-curdling mysteries kept behind closed doors, the plunge into the depths of the human soul and the unfathomable secrets within is inevitable. Written by Nick Riganas

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Nothing of what you see is what it seems. See more »

Genres:

Drama

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Country:

Greece

Language:

Greek

Release Date:

7 November 2013 (Greece) See more »

Also Known As:

Δεσποινίς Βία See more »

Filming Locations:

Greece See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby (Dolby 5.1)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

According to the director, Alexandros Avranas, the film is based on a true story which is much more violent than what the film depicts. See more »

Quotes

Father: Next time smile more. Otherwise they won't even screw you for 30 euros.
Myrto: You didn't pay.
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Connections

Referenced in At the Movies: Venice Film Festival 2013 (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

Dance Me to the End of Love
Written and performed by Leonard Cohen
© Sony Music Entertainment / (P) 1984 Sony ATV Publishing
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Amazing film!
1 October 2013 | by trailofdeadSee all my reviews

Miss Violence was the first film I've seen at this years Vancouver International Film Festival and what a fantastic film it is. There are similarities to Giorgos Lanthimos's films (Dogtooth, Alps) where you spend the first third of the film figuring out the relationships of the characters to each other and the rules of the world they live in. The rest of the film is spent either reveling in either horror or fascination in the world and characters created.

This story is given to you in small pieces which build upon your understanding of who these people are. This in turn makes you a very active film-goer and creates a feeling of investment. When Miss Violence reaches it's climax I could feel the collective sighs from the 200+ people gathered to watch it at the festival.

Be warned though...it is heavy, but so worth it. You'll be talking about it for awhile to come.


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