Attenberg

Genre:  Drama
Running Time:  95 min.
Release Date: January 21, 2011 (limited)

Current rating: Rating: 4.00
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Cast: Ariane Labed, Evangelia Randou, Vangelis Mourikis

Synopsis

Born and raised in an abandoned mill town, uniformly built around a single high-rise apartment building, Marina (Ariane Labed) has fallen in love with a failed architectural experiment and forgotten all about the people who were supposed to live in it.

Built sometime in the sixties, Attenberg was never meant to harbour human warmth in the first place. Its sole purpose was to procure obedient workers for the nearby aluminum factory, offering a colorless life to go with the regulation outfit. Hardly the stuff dreams are made of. The only romance that ever blossoms amidst the white-washed walls of this ghost town is of the fleeting variety, here now and gone tomorrow, as Marina's promiscuous friend Bella (Evangelia Randou) would readily attest to.

The only long-standing engagement is the one between Marina's father—one of the project's leading architects—and the city. Eternally bound to his concrete mistress, he now follows her downward spiral, as his cancerous innards are decaying in synch with the building's ancient plumbing. No wonder his daughter never learned how to love. She finally gets a chance to break free when a handsome stranger arrives in town on business, but will she take the opportunity or is it too late?

In Greek with English subtitles.

Studio: Films We Like
Producer(s): Maria Hatzakou, Giorgos Lanthimos, Iraklis Mavroidis, Athina Rachel Tsangari, Angelos Venetis
Screenplay: Athina Rachel Tsangari

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