Greece, 2011, 93mins (Drama )
Dir. Yorgos Lanthimos
Greek/English language with English subtitles
Winner of the Best Film Award at the Sydney Film Festival, as well as Best Screenplay at the 2011 Venice Film Festival.
Filmmaker Yorgos Lanthimos follows up his Oscar-nominated and Cannes award-winning Dogtooth with the equally unnerving Alps - a disconcertingly humorous look at rules and rituals, and the struggle to decipher life's meaning.
A nurse, a paramedic, a gymnast and her coach have formed a service for hire - they stand in for dead people by appointment, hired by the relatives, friends or colleagues of the deceased. The company is called Alps.
Their leader, the paramedic, calls himself Mont Blanc. Although Alps' members operate under a discipline regime demanded by their leader, the nurse does not.
« Puzzling and provocative, Alps has a lingering power and an effect that is thrillingly difficult to define. » Time Out New York
Μια νοσοκόμα, ένας τραυματιοφορέας, μια αθλήτρια ρυθμικής γυμναστικής και ο προπονητής της έχουν δημιουργήσει μια ομάδα που ονομάζεται Άλπεις . Αντικαθιστούν νεκρούς ανθρώπους και προσλαμβάνονται από τους φίλους και τους συγγενείς των νεκρών.