A Blast

 
Im krisengebeutelten Griechenland hat man es nicht leicht. Wo man auch hinschaut, alles droht zusammenzubrechen – das Land, das Umfeld, das Leben. Von heute auf morgen entschließt sich Maria davonzulaufen, einfach alles zurückzulassen und die Flucht nach vorn anzutreten. Und sie startet sogleich in ein neues Leben: Eindringliche Sexszenen und emotionale Eruptionen machen A BLAST zu einem verwegenen, zu jeder Zeit unvorhersehbaren Drama über unerwiderte Fürsorge, verlorene Würde und den Verlust an Lebensfreude.

Maria is on the run. Behind her, fire and a briefcase full of money. In front of her, the hopeless vastness of the motorway. Only a day before, she was a caring mother, a loving wife, a responsible daughter. Today, she has gone rogue. Set in the fervent years of the collapse of the Greek economy, A BLAST tells the story of a generation’s disillusionment and radicalization. Maria starts her adult life with the best of intentions. Ten years after, no matter where she looks, her world is cracking up. Unwilling to reconcile with a life of unreciprocated care, lost dignity, and broken-down desire to live, Maria attacks.

Director's Biography
Syllas Tzoumerkas, born in 1978, is a Greek filmmaker and actor from Thessaloniki. His short films have been screened at international festivals like the Oberhausen International Short Film Festival. THE DEVOURING EYES won the Jury Prize at the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival. His acclaimed first feature film, HOMELAND, marked its world premiere at the Venice International Film Festival. A BLAST premiered at the Locarno International Film Festival in 2014. // Films (selection): THE DEVOURING EYES (1999, short), RAIN (2002, short), HOMELAND (2010), A BLAST (2014)
European Panorama 2015
Syllas Tzoumerkas
Griechenland / Deutschland / Niederlande 2014
color
83 Minuten
OmeU
Drehbuch Syllas Tzoumerkas, Youla Boudali
Kamera Pantelis Mantzanas
Schnitt Kathrin Dietzel
Ton/Sounddesign Marco Vermaas, Dimitris Kanellopoulos
Musik drog_A_tek
Mit Angeliki Papoulia, Vassilis Doganis, Maria Filini, Themis Bazaka, Giorgos Biniaris, Makis Papadimitriou
Produzent*innen M. Drandaki (homemade films), T. Kreyenberg (unafilm), E. Havenith (PRPL), J. Beker (Bastide Films) KoproduzentInnen / Co-Producers K. Stavrianou, T. Valenti-Pikrou, M. Mazzarotto, R. Vougioukalou, P. Papadopoulos
Produktion
homemade films Koniari 3 11471 Athens Greece T +30 213 04 15 20 0 info@homemadefilms.gr www.homemadefilms.gr Koproduktion / Co-Production unafilm (DE), PRPL (NL), Bastide Films (NL)