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In a restless Athens against the backdrop of Greece's socio-economic collapse, three vivid stories of intercultural romance intertwine, depicting the turmoil and the inner sadness of a country amid a ceaseless explosion of immigration and financial meltdown. In this colourful triptych of love, the Syrian refugee, Farris, saves a damsel in distress, the idealist college student, Daphne, as a seemingly endless wave of fervent nationalism spreads in town. Then, in the following segment, Giorgos, an unhappily-married, pill-popping sales manager, delves deep into an unexpected affair with Elise, the frigidly beautiful Scandinavian corporate executive. Finally, Maria, a wistful Greek housewife whose family is struggling to keep afloat, has a fateful encounter with the retired German expatriate, Sebastian, who offers Maria a second chance in love before the well-stocked aisles of a local supermarket. In the end, can love transcend all barriers?Written by
Another average movie by Christopher Papakaliatis...
"Worlds Apart" is a drama romance movie in which we watch three different stories. All of them are located in modern-day in Greece and each one represents a different generation of Greeks. The first has to do with a love affair between a young Greek girl and a foreigner, the second with a man who tries to balance his personal life with work and the fear of getting fired, and the third story has to do with a middle aged woman who is unhappy with her husband and her marriage but finds the love somewhere else.
I have to say that I expected more from this movie since it was supposed to do with the immigration problem and the economic crisis of Greece. Christopher Papakaliatis who made the direction of this movie tries to find the balance between some very important issues that exist nowadays and for many years in Greece but his overreaction is obvious in the whole duration of the film something that makes it non-realistic. Although I have to admit that I liked very much the interpretations of Maria Kavoyianni who played Maria and J.K. Simmons who played Sebastian. These interpretations were so good that I believe that they saved a part of the movie but not all of it.
To sum up, I believe that "Worlds Apart" is an average movie with a poor plot and a lot of scenes that either we have already watched in other movies or it was very easy to expect what will happen. This movie is worse than "What If" because the way it presents some things it's not the correct and proper way. It wants to be a realistic movie but it's an overreaction on some sensitive issues.
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