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3.3
243 Ratings

Suntan

Greece, Germany, 2016
Drama, Romance, Thriller

Synopsis

Kostis is a 40-year-old doctor who moves to the small island of Antiparos in order to take over the local clinic. His whole life and routine will turn upside down when he meets an international group of young hard-partying tourists, including Anna, a 19-year-old goddess he falls in love with.

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Suntan Directed by Argyris Papadimitropoulos
There’s an undercurrent of black humour here like that found in the work of fellow Greeks Yorgos Lanthimos and Athina Rachel Tsangari, but Suntan is much more conventional film than theirs, and if it never quite lives up to its insightful premise, it is nonetheless a work of high quality.
July 20, 2016
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A professionally mounted but bluntly misanthropic character-study, the director’s second solo outing wallows in the worst of human nature with little reward at the end of a mechanically inexorable downward spiral. An opportunistic and arguably irresponsible work which will do absolutely nothing for its cash-strapped country’s crucial tourist industry, the picture nevertheless made a sufficient splash on its Rotterdam bow to portend further exposure around the circuit.
February 11, 2016
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Suntan is an absorbing, discomfiting drama from Greek director Argyris Papadimitropoulos… What starts as a keenly observed, almost Chekhovian account of a country doctor – the subtly suffocating aspects of island community life are vividly sketched – turns into a dark, almost excruciatingly unblinking depiction of violent male obsession, as Kostis falls for Anna, one of the hedonistic holidayers.
February 09, 2016
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