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Apartment in Athens

Original title
Appartamento ad Atene
Year
Running time
95 min.
Country
Italy Italy
Director
Screenwriter
Ruggero Dipaola, Heidrun Schleef, Luca de Benedittis (Novel: Glenway Wescott)
Music
Enzo Pietropaoli
Cinematography
Vladan Radovic
Cast
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Producer
Co-production Italy-Germany; L'Occhio e la Luna / Pandora Filmproduktion / A Movie Productions / Alba Produzioni
Genre
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...
Awards
2012: David di Donatello Awards: Nominated for Best Costume Design
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