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.
Provides an extraordinary account of low cunning at the heart of Greece's 2015 financial bailout. The more defiant the left-wing Syriza government became, the more it was met with intimidation from some or duplicitous reassurance from others.Written by
Ulf Kjel Gür
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 »
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 »
A clear view from within the eurogroup during the Greek drama. Gavras is bold and shows high tensions, clear colors of the circus we live in, luck of democracy, solid reasons for criticism of an amateur leftist government including Yianis and a great Lulis acting this role. The finale though is weak imo. A solid 6! - but we must revisit the film a few years later. Gavras takes the risk and makes the movie from his and Varoufakis point of view and gives a true atmosphere of the time. If you watch the film watch it trying to stay out fro
m political parties and personal views. Discuss it later.
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