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Against the backdrop of an ongoing socio-economic collapse, a disillusioned mother of three is trapped in a vicious circle of terrible decisions and sharply ruthless actions. What can drive... See more »

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Maria / Wife (as Aggeliki Papoulia)
Basile Doganis ...
Yannis / Husband (as Vassilis Doganis)
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Gogo / Maria's sister
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Mother
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Father
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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
Lebo Masemola ...
Hooker
Christos Paliogiannis ...
Hunter #1
Dimitris Moshonas ...
Hunter #2
Nikos Flessas ...
Bank manager
Nikolas Spyropoulos-Hatzidakis ...
Son
Panagiotis Katsolis ...
Ecology group speaker
Jef Maarawi ...
Navy soldier
Dimitris Kastanias ...
Navy soldier
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Navy soldier
Giorgos Koutlis ...
Navy soldier
Areti Seidaridou ...
Navy soldier's girlfriend
Gogo Papaioannou ...
Navy soldier's girlfriend
Nikos Vardakas ...
Navy officer
Leda Togia ...
Daughter
Marialena Mamareli ...
Social worker
Klimis Embeoglou ...
Bar owner
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Social worker #2
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Clerk #2
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Stella Analyti ...
Navy soldier's girlfriend
Evdoxia Androulidaki ...
Navy soldier's girlfriend
Melina Apostolidou ...
Woman #2
Stamatis Baknis ...
Navy soldier
Nikos Chantzis ...
Navy soldier
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Police man
Pantelis Flatsousis ...
Navy soldier
Giorgos Georgopoulos ...
Old man #2
Fotis Iliopoulos ...
Navy soldier
Vaso Kamaratou ...
Woman #1
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Navy soldier
Rania Kapetanaki ...
Navy soldier's girlfriend
Tassos Karoris ...
Son (young age)
Vasilis Liakos ...
Navy soldier
Christina Mertzanidou ...
Navy soldier's girlfriend
Thodoris Mihalis ...
Navy soldier
Dimitris Pallis ...
Navy soldier
Orestis Sgouros ...
Baby
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Man at park
Despoina Togia ...
Daughter (young age)
Nikos Varellas ...
Navy soldier
Stelios Vergos ...
Old man #1

Directed by

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Syllas Tzoumerkas

Written by

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Syllas Tzoumerkas ... (written by) &
Youla Boudali ... (written by)

Produced by

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Jeroen Beker ... producer
Eleni Bertes ... executive producer
Maria Drandaki ... producer
Marc Oliver Dreher ... associate producer (as Marc O. Dreher)
Ellen Havenith ... producer
Titus Kreyenberg ... producer
Martin Ludwig ... associate producer
Mario Mazzarotto ... co-producer
Konstadinos Moriatis ... executive producer (as Constadinos Moriatis)
Panos Papadopoulos ... co-producer
Konstantina Stavrianou ... co-producer
Syllas Tzoumerkas ... executive producer
Theodora Valenti ... co-producer (as Theodora Valenti-Pikrou)
Irini Vougioukalou ... co-producer (as Rena Vougioukalou)
Meinolf Zurhorst ... co-producer: ZDF-Arte

Music by

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Drogatek

Cinematography by

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Pantelis Mantzanas

Film Editing by

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Kathrin Dietzel

Editorial Department

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Nina Foufa ... assistant editor
Christos Manousakis ... post-production coordinator
Nils Petersen ... technical editing support
Sotiris Spiliotis ... assistant editor
Yannis Zaharoyannis ... colorist

Production Design by

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Elli Papageorgakopoulou

Costume Design by

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Marli Aleiferi

Makeup Department

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Fay Nakou ... hair stylist
Lefteris Paraskevas ... hair stylist
Evi Zafiropoulou ... makeup artist

Production Management

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Cosima Maria Degler ... executive producer: Germany
Tina Haagmann ... assistant producer
Harris Halkiopoulos ... production assistant
Rozemarijn In 't Veld ... assistant producer
Giannis Karadanis ... production manager
Giorgos Karoris ... assistant production manager
Kostas Lambrou ... production assistant
Despoina Sifniadou ... assistant production manager
Irini Vougioukalou ... post-production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Alexandros Chantzis ... second assistant director
Miltos Ntzounis ... first assistant director

Art Department

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Manos Athanasiadis ... graphic designer
Konstantinos Dimitriou ... props
Mariza Liakopoulou ... assistant set decorator

Sound Department

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Daan Arens ... foley recordist
Aline Bruijns ... sound effects editor
Nikos Exarhos ... boom operator
Marcel Huibers ... dialogue and adr editor
Dimitris Kanellopoulos ... sound recordist
Ronnie van der Veer ... foley artist / foley editor
Marco Vermaas ... re-recording mixer / sound designer and re-recording mixer
Matthias Wolff ... sound recordist

Special Effects by

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Michalis Samiotis ... special effects

Visual Effects by

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Philipp Weinrich ... visual effects producer: the post republic
Yannis Zaharoyannis ... colorist

Stunts

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Willem de Beukelaer ... stunt supervisor
Nicolas de Pruyssenaere ... stunt coordinator
Sandra Kier ... stunt performer
Paul Koops ... stunt performer

Camera and Electrical Department

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Alexander Asplind ... second assistant camera (as Alex Asplid)
Giannis Boukras ... steadicam assistant (as Yannis Boukras)
Vasilis Haratsoglou ... grip
Kostas Haratzoglou ... grip (as Konstadinos Haratsoglou) / key grip (as Konstantinos Charatzoglou) / low loader grip
Yiannis Maragoudakis ... gaffer
Constantinos Patramanis ... gaffer
Nektarios Solidakis ... grip
Michael Tsimperopoulos ... steadicam operator
Jan Turlach ... gaffer: germany
Haratzoglou Vasilis ... low loader grip
Ivan Vountidis ... first assistant camera
Irini Zevgoli ... first assistant camera: "b" camera

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Elsa Gourna ... assistant costume designer

Other crew

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Pavlos Kosmidis ... trainer
Christos Manousakis ... post-production coordinator
Franz Rodenkirchen ... script consultant
Flavio Speglitz ... project manager theatrical distribution
Karolina Zapatina ... script supervisor

Thanks

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Bero Beyer ... special thanks
Doreen Boonekamp ... special thanks
Anna Fantl ... special thanks
Eva Hubert ... special thanks
Sven Ilgner ... special thanks
Grigoris Karantinakis ... special thanks
Nazli Kilerci ... special thanks
Akaji Maro ... special thanks
Petra Müller ... special thanks
Sofia Papaioannou ... special thanks
Frank Peijnenburg ... special thanks
Malika Rababallah ... special thanks
Yoko Shinfune ... special thanks
Nassos Sopilis ... special thanks
Irini Zavridou ... special thanks

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

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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Also Known As
  • Η έκρηξη (Greece)
  • A Blast - Ausbruch (Germany)
  • Une déflagration (France)
  • A Fuga (Brazil)
  • Ofke (Turkey, Turkish title)
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Runtime
  • 83 min
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Did You Know?

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Trivia Angeliki Papoulia performed Maria's monologue at the women's group in a single shot. Screenwriters Syllas Tzoumerkas and Youla Boudali say this was the first page of script they ever wrote for the film. See more »
Quotes Maria: I've lived a ridiculous life and I don't know what to do to change it.
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