Norway

Dir.: Yiannis Veslemes | Greece 2014 | 73 min

In recent years, Greece has distinguished itself with a series of absurd and genre breaking films, and 'Norway' is - to put it mildly - no exception. With 80s aesthetics, synth music and b-movie tributes, it is an obstreperous portrait of the disco vampire Zano, who just cannot stop dancing - because "then his heart will stop beating." Late one night in 1984, he arrives by train to Athens's neon-lit nightlife to visit an old friend. The search for his friend leads him through an underworld populated by enticing women, aliens, vampires, drug addicts and Nazis, and he ends up in more and more absurd and crazy situations. Even in Greek terminology, 'Norway' is all its own and the director has, obviously, had fun creating a parallel universe of hand-built scenery and plenty of camp paraphernalia from the 80s. Yes, it is silly, but perhaps that is the whole point: sometimes we must let go off the reins, shoot a hole in good taste and just adore our dancefluenza. The music is performed by Felizol who is director Yiannis Veslemes's musical alter ego.

Original Title
Norvigia
Title
Norway
Country
Greece
Release Year
2014
Duration
73 min.
Directors
Yiannis Veslemes
Producer
Yorgos Tsourgiannis, Christos V. Konstantakopolos
Script
Cast
Vangelis Mourikis, Alexia Kaltsiki, Daniel Bolda, Yannis Bostantzoglou, Vasilis Kamitsis, Markos Lezes
Camera
Christos Karamanis
Sound
Dimitris Kanellopoulos, Persefoni Miliou, Valia Tserou
Editor
Yiannis Chalkiadakis
Music
Felizol
Production Company
Horsefly
Version
Dialogue: Greek English Subtitles
Tempo
6
Thrills
2
Sighs
2
Laughs
5
Look
3
Food for thought
2