Amerika Square

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Amerika Square
Amerika Square.jpg
Film poster
Directed byYannis Sakaridis
Written byYannis Sakaridis
StarringVassilis Koukalani
Yannis Stankoglou
Release date
  • 11 October 2016 (2016-10-11) (Busan IFF)
  • 23 March 2017 (2017-03-23) (Greece)
Running time
86 minutes
CountryGreece
LanguageGreek

Amerika Square (Greek: Πλατεία Αμερικής, Plateia Amerikis) is a 2016 Greek drama film directed by Yannis Sakaridis.[1] It was selected as the Greek entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 90th Academy Awards, but it was not nominated.[2][3]

Plot[edit]

Nakos, a racist Greek nationalist, is unemployed and still lives with his parents at age 38. He tracks the increasing number of immigrants in his apartment building with disgust. His friend Billy, a tattoo artist, falls in love with African singer Tereza, but she wants to leave Greece. Tarek, a Syrian doctor, is also looking to flee the country with his daughter. Their stories merge when Tereza and Tarek's plans to escape are inadvertently thwarted by Nakos.

Cast[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "'Amerika Square' ('Plateia Amerikis'): Film Review". The Hollywood Reporter. 23 November 2016. Retrieved 6 September 2017.
  2. ^ ""Amerika Square": Η ταινία του Γιάννη Σακαρίδη σε οσκαρική τροχιά". naftemporiki. 5 September 2017. Retrieved 5 September 2017.
  3. ^ Holdsworth, Nick (6 September 2017). "Oscars: Greece Selects 'Amerika Square' for Foreign-Language Category". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 6 September 2017.

External links[edit]