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A Blast

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A Blast

Directed by Syllas Tzoumerkas, Syllas Tzoumerkas

  • Greece, Germany, Netherlands 2014; 83 min
  • Original version: Greek, English
  • Genre: Thriller, Drama
    • Fipresci Jury Prize (Balkan Competition) - Prishtina IFF

  • From the director of THE MIRACLE OF THE SARGASSO SEA presented at CineMart
    From the director of THE MIRACLE OF THE SARGASSO SEA presented at Berlinale Co-Production Market


Driving furiously along the highway in her 4x4, Maria flees, leaving behind a fire and a suitcase full of money. Yesterday she was an attentive mother and loving wife, now all that lays ahead is this desolate, endless stretch of road. Today Maria has gone beyond the point of no return…

Director's Statement

In my sense, in the midst of this new crisis, radicalization is a very broad word that is in the center of what goes on both politically and in the hearts of people around the world. And it has all sorts of different colors: from the terror of the uprising and semi-legitimization of Nazi parties across Europe (in our film this is the story of Gogo and Costas), to the all-wonderful fight of a person to find the courage to be and regain his or her sense of dignity. And all this is everywhere if you notice, because the status quo of our lives is not as stable as it used to be a few years ago.



    Maria Drandaki