This is a Short Film on the concept of Debt.
A rich foreigner arrives in a desolated and indebted Greek village with a 100€ bill, trying to look for a room to stay in. This bill will trigger a vicious circle of debts and settlements.
It was February 2012, the Greek government was voting for the second memorandum forced by the troika that was to tie the people of this country to the floor, obedient of market needs and to unbearable public debts. Seeing the members of parliament voting YES one after the other, a knot was growing in our throat so we felt the urge to do something and tackle the subject using the film as a medium and comedy as a remedy in order to render a complex sociopolitical and economic issue in a more human way .
Starting the preproduction, we quickly realised that the need we had to do this film was rapidly shared by the cast, the crew and the whole village that we used as a base for the shooting (Agios Vasileios - Corinth Region). It was a unique experience of empowerment for all of us and everyone really gave his best even though the budget was so tight. (St Basilios - Corinth Region)
The shooting started the day of the 2012 national elections, a fact that made even stronger our will to make this film using comedy as a genre, because what we were seeing in our reality was just for laugh... A tragicomic experience. ..
Although the shooting took 5 days, for various personal and professional reasons the final cut was delivered one year later in May 2013.
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