Fourteen-year-old Myrto is angry. Her father, recently bankrupted by the Greek economic crisis, hasn't been seen in days. She kidnaps the 8-year-old son of her father's business partner, whom she blames for their troubles. At first, her means of torture are merely pedantic, as she reads words from the dictionary to the clueless boy ("debt," "responsibility," "dissolution"). But things soon turn sinister. Filmmaker Thanos Anastopoulos displays exquisite control, turning what could have been a ripped-from-the-headlines thriller into a probing psychological exploration, recalling early Michael Haneke and even Greek tragedy. Official Selection, 2013 Berlin, Toronto Film Festivals.

DIR/SCR/PROD Thanos Anastopoulos; SCR Vasilis Giatsis; PROD Stella Theodoraki. Greece/Italy, 2012, color, 97 min. In Greek with English subtitles. NOT RATED V L

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