SYNOPSIS

The diary of the life and death of a group of “amoral” young people, who have reached the point of no return and seek something to believe in and to die for.

Their behavior brings them to the attention of the State. A discreet surveillance begins.

A vigilante group monitors their house. It’s headed by a nameless blonde man, who waits…

The film is a study of the new face of world fascism. It is a story of joy and of tender love. A melody of death, a rapture of colors… sweet violence and dreams.

It’s the story of four friends, who might be your neighbors, that consciously chose to die behind their stolen shotguns, while flinging their sarcastic smiles at your face.

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 AWARDS

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Best Cinematography
(Aris Stavrou)
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Best Sound
(Marinos Athanasopoulos)
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Best Sets and Costumes
(Marie-Louise Bartholomew)
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Athens Film Critics Association
Best Picture Award
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Special Actor’s Award
Takis Spiridakis
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Second position in the greek film top 10 for the period 1975-2015
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Best Editing
(Andreas Andreadakis)

 CREDITS

Directed by: Nikos Nikolaidis
Written by: Nikos Nikolaidis
Produced by: Nikos Nikolaidis, Vergeti Bros., GFC
Executive Producer: Marie-Louise Bartholomew
Cast: Despina Tomazani, Dora Masklavanou, Takis Moschos, Takis Spiridakis, Alkis Panagiotidis, Lenia Polikrati

Konstantinos Tzoumas, Dinos Makris, Andreas Tsafos, Haris Romas, Takis Loukatos, Alkmini Stavrou, Marianna Koutalou, Katerina Sigountou,

Fay Tsanetopoulou, Natasa Kapsabeli, Issavella Mavraki, Natasha Assiki, Fotini Kotrotsi, Hristos Zigomalas, Panayotis Kaldis, Manos Tsilimidis, Giorgos Polyhroniadis, Panos Thanassoulis, Nikos Katomeris, Elias Kostandakopoulos, Nikos Stavropoulos, Giannis Kouriotis, Spiros Bibilas, Kostas Baladimas
Original Music: Giorgos Hatzinasios
Cinematography: Aris Stavrou
Editing: Andreas Andreadakis
Sound: Marinos Athanassopoulos

Sets-Costumes: Marie-Louise Bartholomew
Makeup: Rania Dimitriadou
Prop master: Mihalis Floriotis
Production manager: Emilios Konitsiotis
Assistant directors: Odysseas Lappas, Eleni Giokari, Theodoros Konstandopoulos
Camera assistants: Nikos Paizanos, Yorgos Argiroiliopoulos
Boom Operator: Kostas Triantafylopoulos
Sound Mixing: Thanassis Arvanitis
Music Mixing: Alexis Papadimitriou

Music Supervisor: Aris Bellis
Music: Fontaine Sisters, Mc. Guire Sisters, Eddie Cochran, Overtures/Verdi, Giselle/A. Adam, Suites Pour Violoncelle Seul/J.S. Bach
Image/Sound Lab: Cinemagic Studios
Image technician: Giorgos Stamou
Runtime: 151 min
Language: Greek (with subtitles)
Color: Color
Printed film format: 35mm
Athens, Greece, 1983
Subtitles: English

THE DIRECTOR’S COMMENT

«A few days before we started shooting, some unusual strangers, resembling Che Guevara’s cousins appeared before me and said: “Give us your script, we’ll read it and let you know whether you should make this movie”. Of course, I gave it to them. Two days later, they returned it saying: “We approve, you can go ahead”. And I went ahead and shot it. What do you have to say about that?»

«This movie is like an unknown melody that you can feel coming back from the early years of your life. At times you think you know what it is and start to whistle it slowly, then after a while, it slips away leaving you disappointed. Then you suddenly wake up one night, feeling certain this time, that you’ve really captured it, only to wake up the next morning without being able to tell if it was reality or just a dream… No, I can’t really tell what kind of movie Sweet Bunch is. »

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