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Release Year: 2016

Rating: 7.0/10 ( voted)

Critic's Score: /100

Director: Argyris Papadimitropoulos

Stars: Makis Papadimitriou, Elli Tringou, Dimi Hart

For middle-aged Kostis, life has passed him by. As the newly appointed doctor of a tiny island, Kostis spends a dreary winter alone. By the time summer arrives, though, the island has turned into a thriving, wild vacation spot with nude beaches and crazy parties. When Kostis meets the beautiful and flirty Anna, he falls hard for her and goes out of his way to conquer and impress her. Before long, Kostis is spending nearly all of his time getting drunk, partying hard, and even making out with Anna. What starts as a rediscovery with his lost-long youth, though, slowly turns into an obsession as Kostis is willing to do whatever it takes to keep his Anna. Suntan celebrates the beauty and strength of the youthful body, while simultaneously embracing its inevitable decay.

Writers: Argyris Papadimitropoulos, Syllas Tzoumerkas, Makis Papadimitriou, Elli Tringou, Dimi Hart, Makis Papadimitriou, Elli Tringou, Dimi Hart, Hara Kotsali, Milou Van Groesen, Marcus Collen, Yannis Tsortekis, Pavlos Orkopoulos, Maria Kallimani, Marisha Triantafyllidou, Syllas Tzoumerkas, Achilleas Kyriakidis, Kostas Gouzelis, Konstantinos Melitas, Yannis Economides, , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Makis Papadimitriou - Kostis (as Efthymis Papadimitriou)
Elli Tringou - Anna (as Elli Triggou)
Dimi Hart - Jason
Hara Kotsali - Alin
Milou Van Groesen - Mila
Marcus Collen - Morten
Yannis Tsortekis - Takis
Pavlos Orkopoulos - Mayor
Maria Kallimani - Tzina
Marisha Triantafyllidou - Tourist Mother (as Marissa Triandafyllidou)
Syllas Tzoumerkas - Orestis
Achilleas Kyriakidis - Tourist Doctor
Kostas Gouzelis - Mini Market Owner
Konstantinos Melitas - Argyris
Yannis Economides - Camping owner (as Yiannis Oikonomidis)

Taglines: A coming-of-middle-age film


Official Website: the official site of the company

Country: Greece, Germany

Language: Greek, English

Release Date: 3 Jan 2016

Filming Locations: Antiparos, Greece

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Rating: 8/10

I saw this movie at its premiere, at Rotterdam International Film Festival 2016. The plot is a really simple story of a disappointed 40-something year old man, Kostis (Makis Papadimitriou, "Chevalier"), who, while working as a doctor in Antiparos island, falls passionately in love with a young Anna (Elli Trigkou). The movie is set in the beautiful, yet crazy scenery of Antiparos, and it portrays its atmosphere and hedonistic frenzy in a vivid and realistic way. The drunkenness of summer and the liberal power of youth, as captured by the lens of Argyris Papadimitropoulos ("Wasted Youth"), are constantly being collated with the awkward phase of the middle aged body and the protagonist's useless struggle of overlooking it. The photography and visuals of the movie are stunning. Each frame is carefully set in a way that the characters inner selves are revealed through nature. The documentary-like feel of some of them serves as a catalyst in enclosing the atmosphere of the place through the unfolding of the plot. The body, and the ways we perceive it are also part of the plot, so be prepared for a lot of nudism and strong language. Makis Papadimitriou seems to be the best choice of portraying the disappointed, dissatisfied man who falls victim of his own passions. His performance is excellent, realistic and never over the top. Elli Trigkou is also convincing as Anna, and the rest of the cast seems to be carefully chosen. All in all, this movie is the vivid and painful hymn of the coming of middle age. A must see.


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