Alps (Alpeis)

Alps (Alpeis)
  • 2011
  • Greece
  • 1h 33min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Giorgos Lanthimos
  • Written by: Giorgos Lanthimos, Efthymis Filippou
  • Cast: Stavros Psyllakis, Aris Servetalis, Johnny Vekris
  • Language: Greek/English
  • UK release: 9 November 2012

A group of hospital employees assume the names of different Alpine mountains and offer themselves to the families of recently deceased peoples as doubles for the departed. Lanthimos (Dogtooth) directs this highly eccentric tale with confidence and command, but compared to the earlier film it feels a bit unfocused.

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13 Nov 20123 stars

Yorgos Lanthimos' Dogtooth follow-up retains that film's weird sensibility but lacks its wider focus

Having launched a new wave of bizarro Greek cinema (see also Athina Rachel Tsangari’s Attenberg) with his Oscar-nominated queasy black comedy Dogtooth, Yorgos Lanthimos returns with a follow up that’s just as absurdly idiosyncratic. The Alps of the…

Profile: Yorgos Lanthimos, director of Alps

1 Nov 2012

The Greek filmmaker is also the man behind comedy drama Dogtooth

Born Athens, Greece, 1973 Background Having studied at film school in Athens, Lanthimos made his debut feature with My Best Friend in 2001. It was his third feature Dogtooth however, a bizarre black comedy about an upper-class Greek couple who try to…

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