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ⓘ From the Edge of the City is a 1998 Greek film directed by Constantinos Giannaris. It was Greeces official Best Foreign Language Film submission at the 72nd Aca ..




                                     

ⓘ From the Edge of the City

From the Edge of the City is a 1998 Greek film directed by Constantinos Giannaris. It was Greeces official Best Foreign Language Film submission at the 72nd Academy Awards, but did not manage to receive a nomination.

                                     

1. Plot

A company of young Pontic Greeks refugees from Russia live in Menidi, a suburb in the edge of Athens. Sasha, the main character, quits his job and collides with his father. His situation spurs him to chase the easy money, ending up in the dark world of prostitution and drugs. The film shows the dark side of the big cities in the western world.

                                     

2. Reception

Awards

winner:

  • 1998: Greek Film Critics Association Awards
  • 1998: Greek State Film Awards: for Best Director Constantinos Giannaris
  • 1998: Greek State Film Awards: for Best Film 2nd place

nominated:

  • 1998: Thessaloniki International Film Festival: for Golden Alexander

In 1999, the film was Greeces official Best Foreign Language Film submission at the 72nd Academy Awards, but did not manage to receive a nomination.

                                     
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