A Blast

Maria is running away on the highway. She is alone in her roaring SUV. Behind her, fire and a case full of money. In front of her, the hopeless vastness of the motorway. Her crazy, accelerating course will stop at nothing.

Only a day before she was a caring mother, a loving wife, a responsible daughter. Today she has gone rogue: she is determined to sweep away everything she has ever cared for. Maria’s tragic tale of ascent to redemption is narrated through bits of the present that become tangibly interwoven with fragments of the past, creating a dazzling and devastating mural of contemporary Greece.

  • Director: Syllas Tzoumerkas
  • Screenplay: Syllas Tzoumerkas, Youla Boudali
  • Producer: Maria Drandaki, Titus Kreyenberg, Ellen Havenith, Jeroen Beker
  • Script Editor: Franz Rodenkirchen
  • Cinematography: Pantelis Mantzanas
  • Editing: Kathrin Dietzel
  • Sound: Marco Vermaas, Dimitris Kanellopoulos
  • Sets: Elli Papageorgakopoulou
  • Costumes: Marli Aliferi
  • Make Up: Evi Zafeiropoulou
  • Line Producer: Giannis Karantanis
  • Music: Drog_A_Tek
  • Cast: Angeliki Papoulia, Vassilis Doganis, Maria Filini, Themis Bazaka, Yorgos Biniaris, Makis Papadimitriou
  • Production: Homemade Films, unafilm, PRPL, Bastide Films, Pan Entertainment, Graal S.A., Marni Films, Mamoko Entertainment, Prosenghisi Ltd, Movimento Film, Greek Film Center, Nederlands Film Fonds, Film- und Medienstiftung NRW, Filmförderung Hamburg Schleswig-Holstein in collaboration with ZDF/ARTE with the support of the MEDIA Programme of the European Union, Nipkow Programm, Eurimages co-production development award, Cinelink – Sarajevo Film Festival
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