Adults in the Room

Behind closed doors, a human tragedy plays out. A universal theme: a story of people trapped in an inhuman network of power. The brutal circle of the Eurogroup meetings, who impose on Greece the dictatorship of austerity, where humanity and compassion are utterly disregarded. A claustrophobic trap with no way out, exerting pressures on the protagonists which finally divide them. A tragedy in the Ancient Greek sense: the characters are not good or evil, but driven by the consequences of their own conception of what is right to do. A tragedy for our very modern time. (Venice International Film Festival)

Director's Biography
Costa-Gavras: Costa-Gavras, born in Greece in 1933, studied literature at the Sorbonne and filmmaking at the IDHEC. Among his many awarded and politically committed films are "Z“ (1969), winner of the Best Film in a Foreign Language and Best Editing Academy Awards, "Music Box“ (1989), Golden Bear at Berlin, and "Amen“ (2002), César for Best Screenplay. He has been the president of the Cinémathèque Française since 2007.

Film Selection: Adults In The Room (2019) - Le capital (Capital, 2012) - Amen. (2002) - Mad City (1997) - Music Box (1989) - Missing (1982) - État de siège (State of Siege, 1972) - Z (1969) - Un homme de trop (Shock Troops, 1967) - Compartiment Tueurs (The Sleeping Car Murders, 1965)
Crossing Europe Extracts 2020
France / Greece 2019
124 minutes
English / Greek / French / German
OV with English subtitles
Screenplay Yanis Varoufakis, Costa-Gavras
Cinematography Yorgos Arvanitis
Editing Costa-Gavras, Lambis Haralampidis
Sound/Sounddesign Nikos Papadimitriou, Marianne Roussy-Moreau, Costas Varibopiotis, Edouard Morin, Daniel Sobrino
Music Alexandre Desplat
With Christos Loulis, Alexandros Bourdoumis, Ulrich Tukur, Cornelius Obonya, Daan Schuurmans, Christos Stergioglou, Dimitris Tarlow, Alexandros Logothetis, Josiane Pinson, Aurélien Recoing, Vincent Nemeth, Francesco Acquaroli, Thanos Tokakis, George Lenz, Themis Panou, Maria Protopappa, Valeria Golino
Producer(s) Michèle Ray-Gavras, Alexandre Gavras, Brahim Chioua, Manos Krezias
KG Productions, France 2 Cinéma, Wild Bunch, Odeon, Elle Driver
World Sales
Elle Driver
Austrian Premiere
World Premiere
Venice International Film Festival 2019
Weltpremiere / World Premiere
Venice International Film Festival 2019

Premierenstatus / Premiere Status
Austrian Premiere