DIGGER

SYNOPSIS

A contemporary Western about a native farmer who lives and works alone in a farmhouse in the heart of a mountain forest in Northern Greece.
For years now, he fights with an expanding industrial Monster digging up the forest, disturbing the lush flora and threatening his property.
Yet, the greatest threat comes with the sudden arrival of his young son, after a twenty year separation. They turn into enemies under one roof and confront each other head on, with nature as their only observer.
To prevent the muddy ground from being pulled out from under their feet for profit, father and son must dig deep into it.

CAST

Vangelis Mourikis
Argyris Pandazaras

Sofia Kokkali

Theo Alexander
Michalis Iatropoulos

Vasilis Bisbikis
Pavlos Iordanopoulos
Antonis Tsiotsiopoulos
Marianthi Pantelpoulou
Stefanos Koutsardakis

Thitis

CREDITS

 Written and Directed        Georgis Grigorakis
Story by                             Maria Votti, Vangelis Mourikis
Cinematographer             Giorgos Karvelas
Editor                                 Thodoris Armaos
Music                                 Michalis Moschoutis
Production Design            Dafni Kalogianni
Costumes                          Vassileia Rozana
Sound Design                    Leandros Ntounis
Sound                                 Francois Abdelnour
Sound Mix                          Simon Apostolou
Make-up                              Ioanna Lygizou
Assistant Director              Arsenis Polimenopoulos
Casting                                Anna Nikolaou
Line Producer                     Fenia Cossovitsa
Production Manager         Matthaios Voulgaris
Producers                          Athina Rachel Tsangari, Maria Hatzakou,
                                            Chrysanthi Karfi Koi
Executive Producers         Christos V. Konstantakopoulos, Michael Weber
Co-Producers                    Gabrielle Dumon, Nikos Katsaounis,
                                            Ernst Fassbender, Fenia Cossovitsa, Anna Nikolaou

Production company       Haos Film
Co-Production                  Le Bureau, Match Factory Productions, Blonde                                                     Faliro House, N-Coded Pictures, Fassb                                                                   Filmproduktion
World Sales                       The Match Factory 

PRESS

Variety: Greek Director Grigorakis Saddles Up ‘Western’ ‘Digger’ at Berlin
Cineuropa: “…one of the more accomplished films in recent Greek cinema.”
Berlinale: “A story of resistance more powerful than the strongest excavator.”
Abus de Cine: “…dynamic work as rough as it is desperately human.”
CICAE Jury: “…emotionally and thematically close to audiences throughout the world.”
Καθημερινή: Πολλά υποσχόμενο ελληνικό ντεμπούτο στο Βερολίνο
Αθηνόραμα:  “…το ώριμο Digger του Τζώρτζη Γρηγοράκη.”
Flix.gr – Συνέντευξη
Luben.tv – Συνέντευξη

INFO

Format: DCP / colour / anamorphic /5.1
Length: 100 min.
Original language: Greek

2020, Berlinale Panorama,
CICAE Art Cinema Award