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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 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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Nulla di ciò che vedi è come appare. See more »

Genres:

Drama

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Details

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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Most tragic of Greek tragedies
13 May 2014 | by olastensson13See all my reviews

11-year-old girl jumps from the balcony and is killed at her birthday. Why? We finally will find out exactly why she did it, but we have to pass through hell first.

Forget all the cheap scary tricks you know from common horror movies. The threat here is real. There are no surprises, no jump scenes, just constant darkness with a family tyrant as its source. Hopelessness for sure, but in an environment which is quite common.

Greece performs a film wonder at the moment. Dark forces meet the surface and there's no need for the supernatural or lots of splatter and gore. There are worse things than that in daily life.


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