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by Eleni Alexandraki


On the island of Nissyros, a contract binds the local keeper of the volcano, nicknamed “The Weightlifter”, to Angel, an Athenian producer who plans to stage a song and dance extravaganza in the volcano’s crater. Little by little, Angel’s presence begins to interfere with the life of the Weightlifter who enjoys an idyllic existence with his beloved Margarita in a little house in the volcano’s valley. During the preparations for the extravaganza, the differences between the two men escalate, until finally, in the shadow of an old story told on the island, a fatal accident occurs. Through the darkness, a well-hidden secret is brought to light, and its weight is crushing...

international title: Angel and the Weightlifter
original title: Angel and the Weightlifter
country: Greece
year: 2008
genre: fiction
directed by: Eleni Alexandraki
film run: 126'
screenplay: Eleni Alexandraki
cast: Dimitris Bitos, Sideris Kontoyannis, Claudia Zarafonitou, Lydia Koniordou, Aspasia Kralli, Aglaia Pappa
cinematography by: Vassilis Kapsouros
film editing: Despina Maroulakou
art director: Ioulia Stavridou
costumes designer: Ioulia Stavridou
music: Nikos Papazoglou
producer: Eleni Alexandraki
production: NOVA, Icon Plus, X-Rated, ERT SA Hellenic Broadcasting Corp.
backing: Greek Film Center
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