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.
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
Variety Review: Father, Son and Nature Do Battle in Stylish Greek Tragicomedy
Screen Daily Review: Sensitive debut from Greek film-maker
Variety Interview: Greek Director Grigorakis Saddles Up ‘Western’ ‘Digger’
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.”
Format: DCP / colour / anamorphic /5.1
Length: 100 min.
Original language: Greek
2020, Berlinale Panorama,
CICAE Art Cinema Award