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Apartment in Athens

Original title
Appartamento ad Atene
Running time
95 min.
Italy Italy
Ruggero Dipaola, Heidrun Schleef, Luca de Benedittis (Novel: Glenway Wescott)
Enzo Pietropaoli
Vladan Radovic
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Co-production Italy-Germany; L'Occhio e la Luna / Pandora Filmproduktion / A Movie Productions / Alba Produzioni
Drama | II World War
Synopsis / Plot
Set against a backdrop of the German occupation of Athens in 1943, this drama introduces us to the Helianos family, whose life undergoes a profound change when their apartment is commandeered by an exacting German officer with a strict and inscrutable attitude. The officer, Captain Kalter (Richard Sammel, Inglorious Basterds), essentially treats the family as indentured servants, expecting them to cater to his every whim. While the father, to protect his family, falls into a habit of doing the Captain’s bidding without protest, his young son is altogether less acquiescent, and his wife and daughter display their own ambivalent feelings about their unexpected intruder. Survival instincts being what they are, the family soon establishes a routine of going about daily life as if things are normal. But when their unwanted guest abruptly leaves for Germany, then returns as suddenly as he left, things take a turn for the unexpected...
2012: David di Donatello Awards: Nominated for Best Costume Design
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