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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

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Yanis Varoufakis (book), Costa-Gavras (adaptation)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Christos Loulis ... Yanis Varoufakis
Alexandros Bourdoumis Alexandros Bourdoumis ... Alexis Tsipras
Ulrich Tukur ... Wolfgang Schäuble
Daan Schuurmans ... Jeroen Dijsselbloem
Christos Stergioglou ... Sakis
Dimitris Tarloou Dimitris Tarloou ... Efklis
Alexandros Logothetis ... Manos
Josiane Pinson Josiane Pinson ... Christine Lagarde
Cornelius Obonya ... Wims
Aurélien Recoing ... Pierre Moscovici
Vincent Nemeth Vincent Nemeth ... Michel Sapin
Francesco Acquaroli Francesco Acquaroli ... Mario Draghi
Thanos Tokakis Thanos Tokakis ... Yorgos
George Lenz ... Troika Leader
Maria Protopappa ... Elena
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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

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Release Date:

3 October 2019 (Greece) See more »

Also Known As:

Adults in the Room (Comportarse como adultos) See more »

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Adults in the Room were also adapted for theatre. Stage production at Theater Neumarkt in Zurich had premiere on 27 September 2017. See more »

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Disappointing
8 October 2019 | by harkontos-26101See all my reviews

Having read the book "Adults in the room" I was waiting much more from this film. My impression is that Gavras, trying to fit the book in a two hour movie has messed it up. In contrast to the book I couldn't see any evolution of characters but meetings meetings and more meetings (Eurogroup etc). Thé scenes failed to give the narration and the atmosphere that exist in the book. Moreover the film is messed up chronically. Someone who doesn't know the story cannot understand if the whole story occurs in a week or a month or more. The use of first names was really annoying. The Final scene is completely out of nowhere and is nonsense, coming from Greek musical from the 60's.

No in contrast to the book - which I consider as a must read - this film is a total mess. C'est dommage pour Gavras.


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