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Attenberg (2010)

Not Rated | | Drama | 9 December 2010 (Greece)
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Stuck in her boring factory town, twenty-three-year-old Marina is at the mercy of both her father's impending death and her distaste for other humans.
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ariane Labed ... Marina
Vangelis Mourikis ... Spyros
Evangelia Randou ... Bella
Yorgos Lanthimos ... The Engineer
Alexandros Niagos Alexandros Niagos ... Bella's Boyfriend
Fidelis Attame Fidelis Attame ... Forklift Driver
Kostas Berikopoulos ... Funeral Home Employee
Antonis Nousaharlis Antonis Nousaharlis ... Forklift Driver
Michel Dimopoulos ... Hospital Manager
Spyros Tsakiris Spyros Tsakiris ... Forklift Driver
Giorgos Theoharis Giorgos Theoharis ... Factory Guard
Stathis Tsiapas Stathis Tsiapas ... Canteen Worker
Dimitris Anastasiou Dimitris Anastasiou ... Boy by Tennis Court
Stathis Androutsos Stathis Androutsos ... Boy by Tennis Court
Stefanos Douvoris Stefanos Douvoris ... Boy by Tennis Court
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Storyline

Marina, 23, is growing up with her architect father in a prototype factory town by the sea. Finding the human species strange and repellent, she keeps her distance from it. Instead she observes it through the songs of Alan Vega's Suicide, the mammal documentaries of Sir David Attenborough, and the sexual education lesson she receives from her only friend, Bella. A stranger comes to town and challenges her to a foosball duel, on her own table. Her father meanwhile is preparing for his exit from the 20th century, which he considers to be 'overrated'. Caught between the two men and her collaborator Bella, Marina investigates the wondrous mystery of the human fauna.

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Sexy, strange and beautifully deranged.

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Drama

Certificate:

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Country:

Greece

Language:

Greek | English | French

Release Date:

9 December 2010 (Greece) See more »

Also Known As:

Atenberg See more »

Filming Locations:

Aspra Spitia, Viotia, Greece

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,998, 11 March 2012

Gross USA:

$24,036

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$134,503
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (Buenos Aires Festival Internacional de Cine Independiente)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Marina watches a documentary in which David Attenborough gets close to a gorilla in the jungle. See more »

Quotes

Marina: We women are the wondrous mystery of the animal kingdom.
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Connections

Featured in At the Movies: Venice Film Festival 2010 (2010) See more »

Soundtracks

Wie viel kostet der Abschied?
Written & performed by Marilena Orfanou
©2010
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Very interesting
12 April 2011 | by Goras89See all my reviews

Born and raised in an abandoned mill town, uniformly built around a single high-rise apartment building , Marina 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 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 follow s her down ward spiral , as his cancerous innards are decaying in synch with the building's ancient plumbing. No wonder his daughter never learned how to love. And the only man who could ever teach her - a handsome stranger in town for business - might have entered her life a little too late. Will Marina follow her father down the path of destruction, or will she break free of the asphalt and concrete jungle that is her home? Conjuring magic from graceless slabs of stone, Athina Rachel Tsangari turns the remains of this industrial community into her own private Stonehenge - a cross between ancient burial ground s and an enchanted monument. Or perhaps the town is just the breeding ground for an endangered species, like the ones Marina loves to watch on the wildlife channel. The only difference is these ones are plagued by post-industrial loneliness. And it appears to be fatal.

Some kinda artful, theatrically but then again verisimilar movie. A Lot Nudity. The main character got this Asexuality orientations (abstention from sexual activity) + shes got this strange shoulder condition.


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