Amerika Square

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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

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]


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.


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  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.

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