Eden is West

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Eden is West (Eden à l'Ouest)

Eden is West (Eden à l'Ouest)

Eden is West (Eden à l'Ouest)

original title:

Eden à l'Ouest

italian title:

Verso l'Eden

directed by:


Riccardo Scamarcio, Ulrich Tukur, Eric Caravaca, Juliane Köhler, Anny Duperey, Odysseas Papaspiliopoulos, Léa Wiazemsky, Tess Spentzos, Kristen Ross, Stella-Melina Vasilaki, Gil Alma, Marisha Triantafyllidou, Constantine Markoulakis, Mona Achache, Igor Raspopov, Ina Tsolakis, Vitalyk Field, David Lowe, Ana Paula Aurijo


Costa Gavras, Jean-Claude Grumberg


Patrick Blossier

set design:

Alexandre Bancel, Kostas Papageorgiou

costume design:

Mathé Pontanier


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


Pathé Pictures, France 3 Cinéma, KG Productions, Odeon, Nova, East Media Services, Finos Film, Greek Film Center






film run:



35mm - colour

release date:


festivals & 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