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by Syllas Tzoumerkas


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.

international title: A Blast
original title: A Blast
country: Greece, Germany, Netherlands
year: 2014
genre: fiction
directed by: Syllas Tzoumerkas
film run: 83'
screenplay: Youla Boùdali, Syllas Tzoumerkas
cast: Aggeliki Papoulia, Vassilis Doganis, Maria Filini, Themis Bazaka, Giorgos Biniaris, Efthymis Papadimitriou, Eleni Karagiorgi
cinematography by: Pantelìs Mantzanàs
film editing: Kathrin Dietzel
art director: Elli Papageorgakopoulou
costumes designer: Marli Aleiferi
producer: Jeroen Beker, Maria Drandaki, Ellen Havenith, Titus Kreyenberg
co-producer: Mario Mazzarotto, Panos Papadopoulos, Konstantina Stavrianou, Theodora Valenti, Irini Vougioukalou, Meinolf Zurhorst
production: Homemade Films, Graal S.A., Marni Films, Pan Entertainment Sa, MAMOKO Entertainment, unafilm, PRPL, Bastide Films
backing: Eurimages, Film- und Medienstiftung NRW, Greek Film Center, Nederlands Fonds voor de Film, Nipkow Programme, MEDIA Programme, CineLink 2012
distributor: September Film Distribution, Strada Films


main awards/selection

Festival del film Locarno 2014 International competition
Sarajevo Film Festival 2014
44° International Film Festival Rotterdam 2015Limelight
Luxembourg City Film Festival 2015 

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