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by Syllas Tzoumerkas


In a small eel-farming town in the west of Greece, two women live solitary lives while dreaming of getting away. Elisabeth is a once-ambitious policewoman forced to relocate from Athens ten years ago and now living a joyless, hung-over life; Rita is the quiet, mysterious sister of a lounge singer in the local disco. When a sudden death upsets the town and turns the local community upside-down, the two women who had been ignoring each other’s existence begin drifting towards each other. As the secrets hidden in the swamps begin to surface, they will have a chance to become each other’s saviours.

international title: The Miracle of the Sargasso Sea
original title: To thávma tis thálassas ton Sargassón
country: Greece, Germany, Netherlands, Sweden
sales agent: New Europe Film Sales
year: 2019
genre: fiction
directed by: Syllas Tzoumerkas
film run: 120'
screenplay: Youla Boùdali, Syllas Tzoumerkas
cast: Angeliki Papoulia, Youla Boùdali, Christos Passalis, Argyris Xafis, Thanasis Dovris, Laertis Malkotsis, Maria Filini, Michalis Kimonas, Christian Culbida, Thanos Tokakis
cinematography by: Petrus Sjövik
film editing: Andreas Wodraschke
art director: Jorien Sont
costumes designer: Marli Aleiferi
music: Drogatek, Phoebus, Jean-Paul Wall
producer: Maria Drandaki
co-producer: Tomas Eskilsson, Ellen Havenith, Titus Kreyenberg, Anthony Muir, Olle Wirenhed
executive producer: Syllas Tzoumerkas
associate producer: Jeroen Beker, Meinolf Zurhorst
production: Homemade Films, unafilm, PRPL, Kakadua Filmproduktion
backing: Film i Väst, Greek Film Centre (GR), Nederlands Filmfonds (NL), Svenska Filminstitutet (SFI) (SE), Eurimages, Creative Europe Media

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