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by Panos Karkanevatos


The Evros river. The border. A deadly minefield which a battalion of volunteers are trying to clear. Yannis is a mine-clearing expert. He is an adventurer, a dancer before the mouths of Hades. At night, Mafiosi smugglers take illegal migrants across the river. And sometimes the minefield breaks the dark silence. A young woman, Chryssa, helps children to cross the river. Chryssa will bump into Yannis. Defying death is their common destiny. Chryssa’s troubled soul finds a haven. And, as for Yannis, he finds a family.

international title: Riverbanks
original title: Ohthes
country: Greece, Germany, Turkey
year: 2015
genre: fiction
directed by: Panos Karkanevatos
film run: 100'
release date: DE 19/11/2015
screenplay: Panos Karkanevatos, Isidoros Zourgos
cast: Diamantis Adamantidis, Efi Drosou, Taxiarhis Hanos, Giota Hatziioannou
cinematography by: Dimitris Katsaitis
film editing: Kenan Akkawi
art director: Ioula Stavridou
music: Nils Kacirek
producer: Panos Karkanevatos
co-producer: Peter Bardehle, Mahmut Ozden
production: Vergi Film Productions, Taksi Iletisim, Vidicom Media Productions
backing: Eurimages, NDR, in collaboration with ARTE, Filmförderung Hamburg Schleswig-Holstein, Nerit, Greek Film Centre, Nova, Media Programme
distributor: Odeon, Real Fiction Filmverleih


main awards/selection

Mediterranean Film Festival of Montpellier 2015 

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