A film by Yorgos Tsemberopoulos
A violent dilemma.
In Athens today, Kostas, a progressive ideologist, lives a regular life with his wife and their teenage daughter and son, until his home is ransacked by a hooded gang. The experience of extreme violence shatters the family’s peace, bringing his father’s hunting rifle violently into their lives.
The story of a morally demolished man who used to be the pillar of his family and of his struggle to get life back to normal.
Festival participations: Montreal World Cinema Festival, Athens IFF, BFI London FF (Thrill), Kolkata IFF, Denver FF, Talinn Black Nights FF, AFI EU Film showcase Washington DC, Luxor IFF (competition – won Silver DJED Pillar), Göteborg IFF, Febiofest, L’ Europe Autour de l’ Europe (won Special Mention), Ecú (won Best European Independent Dramatic Feature), Istanbul IFF, Beijing IFF (competition), Nashville IFF (won Best Actor), LA Greek FF (competition – closing night film), Galway IFF (one of the two best international films in competition – voted by the audience), Splitt FF (Special Award).
The Hellenic Film Academy Awards awarded Yorgos Tsemberopoulos for Best Director, Yiannis Tsiros for Best Scriptwriter and Yorgos Mavropsaridis for Best Editor (film nominated in 10 categories out of 14) .
Manolis Mavromatakis: Father / Maria Zorba: Mother / Thanassis Papageorgiou: Grand Father / Ariadni Kavalierou: Daughter / Elias Moulas: Son / Vesela Kazakova: Widow (Shooting Star 2006) / Tudor Chirila: Foreigner / Konstandinos Moraitis: Rapist
Director: Yorgos Tsemberopoulos / Writer: Yiannis Tsiros / Cinematorgrapher: Vangelis Katritzidakis / Editor: Yorgos Mavropsaridis / Sound: Philippos Efthimiou, Che Panoussopoulos / Music: Akis Daoutis / Art Director: Spyros Laskaris / Producer: Eleni Kossyfidou / Production Company: Blackbird productions / Co-producers: Greek Film Center/ERT/NOVA/STEFI SA/FILMIKI SA/Y. Tsemberopoulos
Original Title: Ο εχθρός μου / available in DCP / color / image format: 1:1.77 / length in min 107 min / dolby digital 5.1 / original language Greek with english, french and german subtitles / Greece 2013