In a small Greek town, two women live solitary lives. Elisabeth is an ex-policewoman forced to relocate from Athens, while Rita is the mysterious sister of a lounge singer in the local disco. When a sudden death upsets the local community, their respective paths begin drifting towards each other.
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Excelentemente executado filme mostrando não só como realmente se sente alguém morando em uma cidade pequena na Grécia, mas também em qualquer outro lugar no mundo. Eu mesmo tive vários surtos parecidos com o que ele teve ao final de seu concerto, quando estive a morar em cidades pequenas. Talvez quem nunca morou numa cidade pequena não irá entender o que ele quis realmente passar com o filme.
Amazingly well structured crime drama. Not connected scenes, obviously. Going in and out of dream sequences. The holy gospels a dreamy escape from reality at its most unforgiving. Truth content at a maximum. Not nihilist but compassionate.
I found this to be bizarre horror movie with astonishing acting, directing and special effects. It’s extreme and pushes the limits well beyond conventionality. I’ve read comments from the director that it reflects the national Greek trauma of recent years. A courageous endeavour from that perspective
2 Interesting to see a different landscape and good performance by Papoulia (despite that terrible wig). Starts off with excellent pacing for the raid and then rapidly loses steam. Toward the end, the audience gets ahead of the mystery and things get even sloggier. No need to show the entire hanging. Dream sequences unnecessary and pretentious. Ends up feeling more like a TV show than a movie with something to say.
A nice blend of Coen Bros and Lynchian vibes, all stirred with a spoonful of Greek flavouring added, this crime thriller is more interested in characters dotted around and the flaws in the lead (played by Angeliki Papoulia). An interesting film from director Syllas Tzoumerkas, who also co-wrote the script with one of the main cast members, Youla Boudali.