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Eden Is West

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Eden Is West

Eden Is West

Eden Is West

original title:

EDEN IS WEST

directed by:

cast:

Riccardo Scamarcio, Anny Duperey, Eric Caravaca, Juliane Koelhler, Ulrich Tukur

screenplay:

Costa Gavras, Jean-Claude Grumberg

cinematography:

Patrick Blossier

editing:

Yannick Kergoat

set design:

Alexandre Bancel, Kostas Papageorgiou

costume design:

Mathé Pontanier

producer:

Michèle Ray-Gavras, Manos Krezias, Jérôme Seydoux, Dionyssis Samiotis, Salem Brahimi

production:

K.G. Productions (Athens), Odeon (Paris), Pathé (Paris), France 3 Cinéma (Paris), Nova, East Media Services, Finos Film, Greek Film Center

distribution:

country:

Italy/France/Greece

year:

2009

film run:

111'

format:

35mm - colour

release date:

06/03/2009

festival & awards:

Everyone has a story. The beggar who raises a bowl has a story. The woman who sleeps drunk on the subway vent has a story. The man who, like Charlie Chaplin, flees at the mere sight of a cop’s uniform has a story. As in the Iliad, the adventures of our legendless hero begin in the Aegean Sea. On the same sea and under the same sun and sky that witnessed the dawn of civilization. After many brief adventures, including a stopover in Paradise, and a brief one in Hell, his epic ends magically in Paris. A Paris that sparkles in the dreams of every wanderer’s restless sleep. My film tries to mirror these wanderings, and is the story of those – who like us or our fathers and mothers before us – crisscrossed the earth, defying the oceans and uniformed bullies, in a search of a roof over their heads