Archive of films Hardcore / Hardcore

2004, 100 min

Section: Variety Critics’ Choice: Europe Now!
Year: 2005

Two teenage Greek hookers fall in love and search for the rainbow together, in a dark, genre-ish universe.


Two teenage hookers meet, fall in love and search for the rainbow in Hardcore, a monster mash of raw ingredients held  together by a confident sense of overall tone and compulsively watchable perfs by leads Katerina Tsavalou and newcomer Danai Skiadi. Impressive feature debut by writer-director Dennis Iliadis has enough tease to attract the curious but at heart is a touching, urban fairytale of love and betrayal that just happens to be set in seedy surroundings. From the opening scenes, it’s clear that this is a picture with more than just sex on its brain. At only 17, with a glazed, drug-fueled passivity and masochistic enjoyment of paid sex, Martha is already close to burn-out. Nadia enters the circle of baby-faced hookers and working guys. Nadia, 16 and with attitude to spare, wants to be famous. For her, unlike Martha, the job is only a pit stop.

Derek Elley


Greek Film Centre
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About the film

Color, 35 mm

Section: Variety Critics’ Choice: Europe Now!
Director: Dennis Iliadis
Screenplay: Dennis Iliadis
Dir. of Photography: Thymios Bakatakis
Music: Coti K
Editor: Giorgos Mavropsaridis
Producer: Dennis Iliadis
Production: Greek Film Centre
Cast: Katerina Tsavalou, Danae Skiadi, Omiros Poulakis, Ioannis Papazissis, Dimitris Lignadis
Contact: Greek Film Centre


Dennis Iliadis

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