Written by Costa-Gavras / from the novel Adulti nella stanza: La mia battaglia contro l’establishment dell’Europa byGianis Varoufakis / Starring Christos Loulis, Ulrich Tukur, Alexandros Mpourdoumis, Valeria Golino / Produced by KG, Wild Bunch, Elle Driver, France 2 Cinéma, Odeon S.A.

France – Greece 2019 / 124’
V.O. sub. ITA

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available by RAI Cinema



Cinema De Seta

Efebo d'Oro Lifetime Achievement


To counter the serious economic crisis that has swept Greece since 2009, the Eurogroup has imposed ‘a dictatorship of austerity’ on the country while disregarding humanity and compassion. So, from the ‘room of power’ started a human tragedy, one in the most ancient and ‘truly Greek’ sense: the characters are led by their ideas of good and justice. Super-national decisions have trapped citizens in a cruel web of power while
citizens on their part find their own personal ways to resist and face the social twists generated by the economic recession.



Costa-Gavras, born in 1933 in Greece in the province of Iraia, he began his career directing detective films and then devoted himself almost permanently to the crime story. He went into exile due to the dramatic socio-political situation in his country and received French citizenship in 1965. Here he shot The Sleeping Car Murders starring Yves Montand who would become his ‘muse’ and star of many of the films he shot in Europe. In 1969 he received an Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film and Jury Prize at the Cannes Film Festival for the film Z for which he took inspiration from the assassination of Lambrakis. In 1982, he won the Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival for Missing, a portrait of Chile under the Pinochet dictatorship. In 1989, he triumphed also in Berlin where Music Box won the Golden Bear. Adults in the Room is his first feature film shot in Greek. Adults in the Room is his first feature film shot in Greek.

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