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Adults in the Room (2019)

Greece in 2015: the economy is in tatters and the country is on the verge of bankruptcy. A new government rebels against the EU's iron-fisted rule and inspires millions of Europeans. Based on the political memoirs of Yanis Varoufakis.

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Costa-Gavras

Writers:

Yanis Varoufakis (book), Costa-Gavras (screenplay)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Christos Loulis ... Yannis
Alexandros Bourdoumis Alexandros Bourdoumis ... Alexis
Ulrich Tukur ... Wolfgang
Daan Schuurmans ... Jeroen
Christos Stergioglou ... Sakis
Dimitris Tarloou Dimitris Tarloou ... Efklis (as Dimitris Tarlow)
Josiane Pinson Josiane Pinson ... Christine
Cornelius Obonya ... Wims
Vincent Nemeth Vincent Nemeth ... Michel
Aurélien Recoing ... Pierre
Alexandros Logothetis ... Manos
Thanos Tokakis Thanos Tokakis ... Yorgos
Themis Panou ... Siagas
George Lenz ... Troika Leader
Maria Protopappa ... Elena
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Trivia

This movie is not just based on the book of the same title by former Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis. Varoufakis recorded almost every Eurogroup (Eurozone finance minister) meeting that he attended and he made these recordings available to Costa-Gavras, along with assorted notes and personal documents from his time as a minister, in order to be used as a basis for the movie. See more »

Crazy Credits

In the closing credits, most of the depicted personalities are cited only with their first name : "Yanis", "Alexis", "Wolfgang", "Christine", "Emmanuel".... One notable difference is Jean-Claude Junkers who is cited as "Junkers". See more »

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More of a dramatised documentary
9 October 2019 | by hgnostopSee all my reviews

Good casting and photography in a loyal transcript of Yanis Varoufakis' original book. However I found the direction uninspired and dry. The film could be watched as a dramatised documentary as the events are stripped down of any emotional attachments. It is recommended for people that prefer a visualised version of the author's excellent book.


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Country:

France | Greece

Language:

English | Greek | French | German

Release Date:

3 October 2019 (Greece) See more »

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Comportarse como adultos See more »

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Paris, France See more »

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Budget:

EUR6,580,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,021,200
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Dolby Digital (as Dolby 5.1)

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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