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From the Edge of the City

  • Film

Time Out says

In the immigrant ghettos outside Athens, kids seek kicks fast and furiously. Sasha from Kazakhstan like sex, drugs and lying in. He quits his job on a construction site to spend more time with his girlfriends and hang out with his mates - one of whom, Giorgos, wants to sell him a Russian prostitute, Natasia, for safe keeping. The others are too out of it to offer him any better advice. Giannaris, a Greek-born director now based in Britain, propels the film forward on the back of pulsating dance music and a busy montage of action, dream tableaux and reflective interviews to camera with his inscrutable protagonist (Papadopoulos). There's an urgency here that well describes these kids' outlook; equally, a symptomatic bravado and bluster. But the restless jumpcutting never adds up to much and the roles themselves elicit minimal sympathy or interest.
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Release Details

  • Duration:93 mins

Cast and crew

  • Director:Konstantinos Giannaris
  • Screenwriter:Konstantinos Giannaris
  • Cast:
    • Stathis Papadopoulos
    • Kostas Kotsianidis
    • Panagiotis Chartomatsidis
    • Dimitris Papoulidis
    • Theodora Tzimou
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