• synopsis

    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.

  • cast and crew

    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

  • festivals and awards

    Best Actress Award for Anna Lalasidou and Everyday Life Award at IFF Thessaloniki


    Intl. competition at IFF Thessaloniki; IFF Göteborg, competition Max-Ophüls-Preis