Wasted Youth
Filmfest 2011

It is a scorching summer in Athens. The two main characters begin an ordinary day. One of them, 16-year-old Harris, is a teenage skateboarder typical of boys of his age. He spends his day hanging around, arguing with his dad, visiting his mother in the hospital and partying in the evening. The other, Vasilis, a policeman, is going through a difficult period in his life, and seems to get more tense as every minute goes by. Not only does it look like he is experiencing a midlife crisis, he is also frustrated with his work and family life. This film is about the city of Athens: Vasilis is like this city, on the verge of a nervous breakdown. The paths of these two characters are destined to cross in quite an unfortunate way. Inspired by true events, the authors have succeeded in recreating the atmosphere of the city: its unrest and tension, its colors, its heat. A fascinating portrait of Athens and its inhabitants, and a society in crisis.

tags: Feature film

Cast: Haris Markou, Ieronymos Kaletsanos, Arthouros Kiviliov, Jason Wastor, Syllas Tzoumerkas

Credits

Director: Argyris Papadimitropoulos, Jan Vogel