A lonely Man in his 40’s wanders with a canary named Belafonte, cigarettes, beers and pills to keep him company… He has no future and no present, only a past, a cloudy mind, poor health and a face that cops love to hate. Not to mention his obsession with “the Apocalypse of John”…
The Man roams the city’s streets, amongst the “women of his life”. Tough chicks, casual flings, dark nights, filthy bars and strip joints, shady activities, and small hopes…
He works, when he wants or needs to, for “Fatty” a corrupted detective.
He steals, when he wants or needs to, from the usual known-unknown people that cross his path. Then, he meets the 19 year-old Kid…
The Man finds a companion in the face of the Kid, who is willing to follow his escapades without asking too much…
They roam together now, surrounded by chicks, money, enemies, drugs, cameras, chases, and murders… The nights become dangerous and the days become strange.
Three women: Elsa, Miss Raspberry and Black Beauty join them as they decide to go for “the big money”. Although they all have different reasons, the dream they share is to escape… To flee from the bar ELDORADO and move to an exotic island…
But without betraying the innocence of their own decadence, or the last drops of their feelings of affection.
The adventure seems amusing before it becomes dangerous; and the journey to Heaven or Hell is certain – for those who can stand it…
Directed by: Nikos Nikolaidis
Written by: Nikos Nikolaidis
Produced by: Nikos Nikolaidis, GFC, ET
Cast: Giannis Angelakas, Simon Bloom, Jenny Kitseli, Ifigenia Asteriadi, Louise Attah, Lumi Savva, Ioanna Pappa
Melissa Stoili, Maro Mavri, Takis Tsangaris, Notis Pitsilos, Grigoris Pimenidis, Dimitris Katsimanis, Giorgos Houliaras, Themis Katz, Stefanos Lazarinos, Christos Houliaras, Michele Valley.
Original Music: Giannis Angelakas
Cinematography: Kostas Gikas
Editing: Giorgos Triandafyllou
Sound: Antonis Samaras
Casting: Eleftheria Dimitromanolaki, Ordino
Production design: Vlassis Stathoulias
Production manager: Nikos Nikolettos
Sets-Costumes: Marie-Louise Bartholomew
Makeup: Katerina Oikonomidoy
Hair: Giota Argyropoulou
Assistant directors: Christos Houliaras, Haris Kontoyannis
Camera assistants: Giorgos Mihelis, Kostas Lazanas
Production assistants: Myrto Konitsioti, Kostas Makris, Vicky Nikoletou
Sets-Costume assistants: George Tasioulas, Angeliki Aristomenopoulou
Art department: Vasilis Katavelakos, Mihalis Genetzakis, Grigoris Tsigristaris, Alina Matsa
Special effects: Dimitris Gerpinis
Boom Operator: Christos Papadopoulos
Sound Editing: Giorgos Triandafyllou
Sound Mixing: Kostas Varybopiotis
Songs/Lyrics: Simon Bloom “IT’S A WONDERFUL WORLD”:
Lyrics and Music By Simon Bloom
Image Lab: Cinefilm Athens Lab
Sound Lab: Accelere S.A.
Artwork: George Tasioulas
Runtime: 120 min
Printed film format: 35mm
Aspect ratio: 16:9
Sound mix: Digital DTS
Athens, Greece, 2002
Publicist: Efi Papazachariou
I am concerned with the way the movie approaches the nineties generation. A generation that’s growing up within the loneliness of its self-knowledge, looking for values in the past, and trapped in a pointless anticipation of “messages” and “exits”, which are obstructed and lead nowhere. I‘m interested in the uncertainty the heroes have, which in turn becomes a “stance” of life.
I‘m interested in the trap that is laid before them and the romanticism they use to avoid it, in how they laugh at themselves and the establishment, in their beliefs of love and companionship as well as their beliefs of love for companionship.
I‘m interested in the brave way they defy even their own “Self”.
I‘m interested in that group, which rebels against factionalism and the imposition of stereotypical behaviour… Even if some of them manage to find catharsis through a holocaust, it’s just another sign of hope…
This movie is dedicated to all those kids that come down from the hills at night and walk around the dark alleys of our city… …
What matters is…
Here no more!