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Film info: Wasted Youth

Film Information

Original Title Wasted Youth
English Title
Directors Argyris Papadimitropoulos
Jan Vogel
Year 2011
Format HD
Colour Color
Duration 98 min
  • Harry Markoy, Ieronymos Kaletsanos, Arthour Kivilliov, Jason Wastor, Maria Skoula
  • Guión: Argyris Papadimitropoulos, Jan Vogel
  • Fotografía: Jan Vogel
  • Montaje: Yiannis Halkiadakis
  • Producción: Argyris Papadimitropoulos, George Karnavas


In the middle of a stirred Athens, as fragile as combative, a sixteen year-old skater moves through the pavement and the ruins of the Acropolis with some circumstantial friends. In another part of town, a man struggles to support his family with two jobs that push him to the verge of collapsing on a daily basis. Two points of view about life in the same city, and the same recently shaken society: that’s where Argyris Papadimitropoulos and Jan Vogel’s first film is aiming at. And it goes forward on with a liberated street-wise attitude that extends the same style explorations Neorealist film initiated more than half a century ago while updating them with a simple dramatic structure closer to contemporary cinema. An urgent and gripping film, Wasted Youth proves the best kind cinema is that which results from an intense dialogue with reality.


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