When I first heard of Alps, I was like – oh man, not some weird story once again! I mean, don’t get me wrong, I love Dogtooth, but have you already see all those reviews where they describe the latest Yorgos Lanthimos‘ project simply as – Dogtooth 2.
That’s just not fair. Or, at least, not fair enough. However, it’s all Lanthimos’s fault. He has previously said that Alps is “darker and funnier than Dogtooth” as well as that “it goes to each extreme a little bit more”. So, there you go, Lanthimos, enjoy your Dogtooth 2 reviews then!
The good thing is that we finally have a clip from Alps and as you will see, this looks amazing. I mean, no better way to start your hospital day then pretending you’re Rafael Nadal (yes, I’m aware that man collapsed yesterday, that’s exactly the point), right?
We can only assume that the movie is full of sick and strange and weird surprises (as you’ll have a chance to watch in the clip).
After all, I like what director said about the whole thing: “Dogtooth is the story of a person who tries to escape a fictitious world. Alps is about a person who tries to enter a fabricated world.” That’s definitely one good recommendation for this movie.
And here’s an official synopsis part once again:
“A Nurse, a Paramedic, a Gymnast and her Coach have formed a service for hire. They stand in for dead people by appointment, hired by the relatives, friends, or colleagues of the deceased. The company is called Alps while their leader, the Paramedic, calls himself Mont Blanc. Although the Alps members operate under a discipline regime demanded by their leader, the Nurse doesn’t…”
At the end, let me remind you that Alps stars Aggeliki Papoulia, Ariane Labed, Aris Servetalis and Johnny Vekris.
The movie premiered at Venice Film Festival 2011. Unfortunately, at this moment still no release date, but as usual, you’ll be the first to know! Let us know how you liked this video, and stay tuned!