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Petros Markaris - My Athens
Year: 2011
Run-Time: 1 x 45 min.

Directed by Günter Schilhan

ORF/3sat
Available for Europe

Languages: German (ORIGINAL) , English (DUBBED)
Format: 16:9 , 16:9

Petros Markaris - My Athens

Petros Markaris - Mein Athen

As an author and a political commentator, the mostpopular contemporary author of Greece, PetrosMarkaris, who celebrated his 75th birthday on 1January 2012, is considered «The Voice of Greece».Athens is not only the setting of his crime novels.The Istanbul-born author has lived in the Greekmetropolis for around 40 years. The documentarypresents the life and works of the writer, screenwriterand translator and, against the backdropof the current Greek debt crisis, undertakes acinematic journey through Athens along thecity's oldest metro line. The «line» of the Athensmetro runs from Piraeus to Kifi ssia, across workingclass neighbourhoods, immigrant quarters,modern urban areas and the historic city centre.It is like a journey through 3,000 years of Europeanhistory. The explosive social situation inAthens due to the country's dramatic debt crisisis a major theme of the film.

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