Wasted Youth Trailer (2011)

Trailer for Wasted Youth.

Summer in Athens: it is hot and hard to breathe. Young Harry spends his days skating with friends, between adolescent hobbies and nocturnal raids; Vasilis, a middle-aged nightwatchman, lives in a state of depression because of his job that he hates and a family he does not know how to support. They may never meet, but in Athens the air is heavy, and a small spark can bring cause hell.

Chosen to be the opening film at the 2011 Rotterdam Festival, inspired by real events and constructed by spending a month researching "in the field" amongst the skaters of the city,

Wasted Youth is the product of the meeting between the Greek Papadimitropoulos and the "foreigner" Vogel. They both adopted a dual-track approach: showing reality with the naturalness of a documentary and at the same time constructing the suspense of a metropolitan thriller. With chilling actuality, they photograph the effects of the crisis on the everyday void lived by two generations that do not communicate: the fury creeps in and is unstoppable, as if a contagious form of intolerance was vaporized into the streets and squares.

Who will give back to the Athenians the time wasted waiting for a solution (or miracle)?

Duration
2 min 10 sec

Views
7,177

Posted On
January 19, 2012
Director
Argyris Papadimitropoulos

Writer
Argyris Papadimitropoulos

Studio
Independent

Release
March 17, 2011
Cast
Haris Markou
Ieronymos Kaletsanos
Arthouros Kiviliov
Jason Wastor
Syllas Tzoumerkas
Trailer Tracks
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