Elli is Greek. She has been living in Germany since her early childhood. Neither does she want to live in a Greek illusory world like her sisters nor does she want her violent ex-husband back. She has had it. When she loses her poorly paid job, she decides to go back to Greece.
Her decision is challenged by various encounters during the last days prior to her departure. Elli does not want to compromise anymore.
Shot on location with amateur actors in the industrial city of Wuppertal, Germany.
writer / director Athanasios Karanikolas
dop Susanne Schüle
editor Monika Weber
set design Jutta Freyer
costume design Manfred Schneider
production manager Heino Herrenbrück
executive producer Jenny Walendy
comissioning editor Lucas Schmidt
producer Titus Kreyenberg
in coproduction with ZDF / Das Kleine Fernsehspiel
gefördert durch Film- und Medienstiftung NRW and Medienboard Berlin Brandenburg
Best Actress Award for Anna Lalasidou and Everyday Life Award at IFF Thessaloniki
Intl. competition at IFF Thessaloniki; IFF Göteborg, competition Max-Ophüls-Preis