SYNOPSIS

A woman travels alone, through a destroyed and abandoned city. She wants to pass the Forbiden Zone and get to the Sea… Deceptive traps lurk everywhere. The Morning Patrol is guarding and they are on her trail.

Electronic voices warn the nonexistent citizens to desert the city. The communications system is working, theaters are projecting films, and familiar faces of older times fill the television screens…

She is approached by one of the few survivors. Yet he is one of the men who guard this city now. He will help her to get where she wants. That place from where no one has ever returned, to claim that exists. “The Sea”…

Having a fractured memory in common, they will come close to one another. Together, they will try to recall the past and make some sense out this catastrophe.

A story of love in an unbearable world, surrounded by violence and death… What point can it have?

N. N.

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AWARDS

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Best Film Direction
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Greek National  Ministry of Culture Award
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Best Cinematography (Dinos Katsouridis)
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Best Art Direction (Marie-Louise Bartholomew)
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Official selection
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Official selection

CREDITS

Directed by: Nikos Nikolaidis
Written by: Nikos Nikolaidis (with excerpts by)
Daphne Du Maurier, Phillip K. Dick, Raymond Chandler, Herman Raucher
Produced by: Nikos Nikolaidis, GFC
Executive Producer: Marie-Louise Bartholomew
Cast: Michele Valley, Takis Spiridakis

Panos Thanassoulis, Takis Loukatos, Rania Trivela, H. Mavros, Nikos Hatzis, V. Kabouri, Liana Hatzi

Original Music: Giorgos Hatzinasios
Cinematography: Dinos Katsouridis
Editing: Andreas Andreadakis
Sound: Ilias Ionesko, Syvilla Katsouridi
Production design: Marie-Louise Bartholomew
Production manager: Emilios Konitsiotis
Sets-Costumes: Marie-Louise Bartholomew
Makeup: Vallia Periklaki
Assistant director: Georges Maroudis, Georgia Timogiannakis

Camera assistants: Kostas Gikas, Thanasis Berberakis
Special effects: Giorgos Kosmas
Location Scouts: Odysseas Lappas, M. Anastasiadis
Sound mixing: Thanassis Arvanitis
Image Lab: Cinemagic Studios
Sound Labs: Tone Studios, All Sound studios
Sound technician: Nikos Espialidis

Runtime: 108 min
Language: Greek (with subtitles)
Color: Color
Printed film format: 35mm
Athens, Greece, 1987
Subtitles: English

THE DIRECTOR’S COMMENT

“This is a movie that still scares me and I avoid watching it…

I believe that it is a film ahead of its time just like “Euridice BA 2037” was.”

N. N.

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REVIEWS

ΗΧΟΣ – ΝΙΚΟΣ ΤΡΙΑΝΤΑΦΥΛΛΙΔΗΣ

AΠOΓEYMATINH – PΟΖΙΤΑ ΣΩKOY

EΛEYΘEPOΣ TYΠOΣ – ΛΕΥΤΕΡΗΣ ΚΥΠΡΑΙΟΣ

ΣΙΝΕΜΑ – ΒΑΣΙΛΗΣ ΡΑΦΑΗΛΙΔΗΣ

ΒΗΜΑ – ΑΝΤΡΕΑΣ ΤΥΡΟΣ

ΝΕΣΤΟΡΑΣ ΜΑΤΣΑΣ

ΡΙΖΟΣΠΑΣΤΗΣ – Δ. ΔΑΝΙΚΑΣ

ΘΕΣΣΑΛΟΝΙΚΗ – ΑΛ. ΔΕΡΜΕΤΖΟΓΛΟΥ

ΤΑ ΝΕΑ – ΜΑΡΙΑ ΠΑΠΑΔΟΠΟΥΛΟΥ

ΕΘΝΟΣ – Γ. ΧΡΥΣΟΒΙΤΣΑΝΟΣ

ΑΥΓΗ – ΓΙΩΡΓΟΣ ΜΠΡΑΜΟΣ

ΠΕΡΙΟΔΙΚΟ ΚΑΠΑ

ΠΡΩΤΗ – Κ. ΠΑΡΛΑΣ

ΚΑΘΗΜΕΡΙΝΗ – Γ. ΜΠΑΚΟΓΙΑΝΝΟΠΟΥΛΟΣ

ΜΑΚΕΔΟΝΙΑ – Ν.Δ.

ΑΚΡΟΠΟΛΙΣ – Φ. ΗΛΙΑΔΗΣ

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