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Watch: First Teaser for Giorgos Lanthimos' 'Dogtooth' Follow-Up 'Alps'

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August 30, 2011
Source: indieWire

Alps Trailer

Time for a break to look at some odd new Greek cinema. The first teaser trailer for highly praised Greek filmmaker Giorgos Lanthimos' follow-up to his cult classic Dogtooth, titled Alps, has debuted over on indeWIRE. So here's what it's about: A mysterious underground outfit, going by the name of Alps, offers bereaved individuals a very unusual service: they stand in for their dearly departed. This teaser is quite interesting, leaving much to be desired, but I'm initruged nonetheless, and planning on catching this at the Toronto Film Fest. It premieres just earlier at Venice. Check out this first teaser below, it's quite a fun one.

Watch the first official teaser trailer for Giorgos Lanthimos' Alps, via indieWire:

A Nurse, a Paramedic, a Gymnast and her Coach have formed a service for hire. They stand in for dead people by appointment, hired by the relatives, friends, or colleagues of the deceased. The company is called Alps while their leader, the Paramedic, calls himself Mont Blanc. Although the Alps members operate under a discipline regime demanded by their leader, the Nurse doesn't. First premiering in Venice.

Alps is directed by award winning Greek filmmaker Giorgos Lanthimos, of the films Dogtooth, Kinetta and My Best Friend. The screenplay is by Lanthimos & Efthymis Filippou (Dogtooth). This is premiering at the fall film festivals, but it doesn't have a US distributor yet, although I'm sure we'll be hearing more soon. So?

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  • Anonymous
    no..........just....no.
  • DAVIDPD
    LOL! This is sick (like stomach churning, not cool, well maybe a little cool).
  • I do believe that is the oddest trailer I have ever seen.
  • I dunno what was going on there, I'll re-read the article and watch again when I've had some sleep.
  • Anonymous
    We....were not ready for this trailer....
  • Hells yea! Kinda reminds me of Noriko's Dinner Table (in a weird way) :)
  • Jan_boue
    Ok...this is a heads-up for everyone who doesn't have any clue concerning what contemporary greek "film-making" is. Please, i urge you, remain absolutely ignorant. This so much advertised film called "Dogtooth", the previous film by the director of "Alps" is maybe, just maybe, the worst film in movie history. And this didn't happen by plain accident. It is a direct product of bad acting, shallow and childish scripting and TV commercial-like directing. It is an "axiom" of "situations" that you will stumble across, one two many times in contemporary greek cinema.
    • And that's why it was nominated for an Academy Award.
      • Jan_boue
        It was nominated in the category of best foreign film. That alone can misguide us all. Every foreign thing by default looks intriguing.  And who says the Academy Awards are of any real value to film-making? It's just a show with skin and no bones.
        • The Academy happens to have a little more credibility and respect than what's-your-face.. but why am I even replying? Your first sentence is so ignorant, it's obviously pointless to even try to reason with you.
          • Icarus
            His first sentence is a heads up, the opposite of ignorance..Its obviously pointless to reason with him cause you happen to follow blindly the so called Academy which by itself is an indicator of zero reasoning..
    • Reefrush
      Seems to be you have missed all the points the movie was trying to make, as for the acting it was top notch. I am sure many how have watched the movie felt they were watching real characters and not actors, which could confuse some people, like yourself. Keep watching your hollywood popcorn flicks.
  • Harrisj2k
    Loved Dogtooth.  Wickedly funny and this looks more of the same.  Watch Dogtooth as a comedy and you will not be disappointed.
    • Jan_boue
      the point is to watch the film as it really is, not as the film you would like it to be..Otherwise you are in denial.
      • Richie G
        Ah now, that's a bit of a drastic approach to watchin a movie. I don't know about you, but when I watch a movie my minimum expectation is to be entertained. I'm not lookin for it to cure my cancer! If Harrisj2k was entertained, why try to take that away? Also film is a medium which is supposed to be open to interpretation, saying someone is in denial for doing so is a little petty
        • Jan_boue
          you have a good point there..as far as mine is concerned i don't mean you are in denial as a person. just that if you watch a movie without accepting in reality what it is and what it was made for, then it's like having your own pre-conceived ideas for this film, and in the end you don't really appreciate in full whatever film you are watching..
      • anpostteller
        Well, considering Dogtooth was in fact a surreal black comedy...
  • Richie G
    Consider me teased. Not a bad concept and I don't mind reading a movie... much, but it'll have to get some rave reviews to be worth traveling the extra hour to my nearest art house cinema

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