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A Blast (2014)

Not Rated | | Drama, Thriller | 27 November 2014 (Greece)
Running away on the highway, Maria is alone in her roaring SUV. Behind her, fire and a case full of money. In front of her, the hopeless vastness of the motorway. Only a day before she was ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Maria / Wife (as Aggeliki Papoulia)
Vassilis Doganis ... Yannis / Husband
... Gogo / Maria's sister
... Mother
... Father
... Costas / Gogo's husband (as Efthymis Papadimitriou)
Eleni Karagiorgi ... Niki
Christoph Berlet ... Joy
Haris Attonis ... Clerk
Nikolas Piperas ... Christos
Manoussos Gakilazos ... Navy officer
Alkis Zoupas ... Navy soldier's father
Marso Fili ... Navy soldier's mother
Konstadinos Voudouris ... Navy soldier
Vassia Bakakou ... Katia
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Running away on the highway, Maria is alone in her roaring SUV. Behind her, fire and a case full of money. In front of her, the hopeless vastness of the motorway. Only a day before she was a caring mother, a loving wife, a responsible daughter. Today she has gone rogue. Written by Homemade Films

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Papoulia, Angeliki took boxing lessons to prepare for the part. See more »

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Gogo: Costas says we became fascist, 'cause we became nouveaux-pauvres.
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Lacking in substance
11 December 2015 | by See all my reviews

Lacking in substance.

Told through a series of flashbacks, and odd cuts, this movie is about a woman who suddenly just drives out down the highway, seemingly running away from something. We see her relationship with her husband - how they met, fell in love, had kids and the trials and tribulations of their marriage. We also see the woman's relationship with her parents (and the issues they bring) and with her sister.

Surely enough of a kernel around which to fashion an emotional and interesting story. Unfortunately, there isn't much more to the story. There's really not much meat on the bones here. Important details are missing, things just seem to happen for no rhyme or reason, some details are provided about characters but then these details ultimately, have no bearing on the story, themes and sub- plots are introduced but are ultimately very underdeveloped or are purely red herrings. All this while told through random, not- necessarily-in-chronological-order flashbacks.

It is rare that a movie feels over-edited, but this a definite case of that. The movie should have been at least 30 minutes longer, which would have been easily doable and watchable - the finished product is only 83 minutes long!

Disappointing.


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