Archive of films Hardcore / Hardcore
2004, 100 min
Section: Variety Critics’ Choice: Europe Now!
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.
About the film
Color, 35 mm
|Section:||Variety Critics’ Choice: Europe Now!|
|Dir. of Photography:||Thymios Bakatakis|
|Production:||Greek Film Centre|
|Cast:||Katerina Tsavalou, Danae Skiadi, Omiros Poulakis, Ioannis Papazissis, Dimitris Lignadis|
|Contact:||Greek Film Centre|
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