Archive of films The Miracle of the Sargasso Sea / To thávma tis thálassas ton Sargassón

Greece / Germany / Netherlands / Sweden
2019, 121 min

Section: Another View
Year: 2019

Directed by Greek New Wave director Syllas Tzoumerkas, this thriller maintains its grip on the audience as it cloaks its realistic, socially-critical intent in a tale at once disturbing, eerie, dreamlike, and spiritual, benefitting greatly from its ensemble cast of charismatic individuals.


Synopsis

Former elite detective Elisabeth has become the police chief of the godforsaken town of Messolonghi, and she does nothing to hide her bitterness and her hatred of the place. Rita, a worker at an eel farm, is a captive of her social status and her manipulative brother, a star at the local disco. A suicide roils the oppressive provincial air and forces Elisabeth to investigate the corrupt state of the local elite. Directed by Greek New Wave director Syllas Tzoumerkas, this thriller maintains its grip on the audience as it cloaks its realistic, socially-critical intent in a tale at once disturbing, eerie, dreamlike, and spiritual, benefitting greatly from its ensemble cast of charismatic individuals.

Vít Kořínek

About the director

Syllas Tzoumerkas (b. 1978, Thessaloniki). Selected filmography: I Kalothanati (1998, short), The Devouring Eyes (Ta matia pou trone, 1999, short), Rain (Vrohi, 2002, short), Homeland (Hora proelefsis, 2010), A Blast (2014), Out of Place (2017, doc., film segment), The Miracle of the Sargasso Sea (To thávma tis thálassas ton Sargassón, 2019)

Contacts

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About the film

Color, DCP

Section: Another View
   
Director: Syllas Tzoumerkas
Screenplay: Youla Boudali, Syllas Tzoumerkas
Dir. of Photography: Petrus Sjövik, F.S.F.
Music: Jean-Paul Wall, drog_A_tek, Phoebus
Editor: Andreas Wodraschke
Art Director: Jorien Sont
Producer: Maria Drandaki
Production: Homemade Films
Coproduction: unafilm, PRPL, Kakadua Filmproduktion
Cast: Angeliki Papoulia, Christos Passalis, Youla Boudali
Sales: New Europe Film Sales

Guests

Syllas Tzoumerkas

Film Director

Ewa Bojanowska

Sales Agent


Angeliki Papoulia

Actress

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