The Rebellion of Red Maria

Η ανταρσία της κόκκινης Μαρίας

In a city that has revolted, with heavy metal music haunting the heroes and the voice of Maria Callas being broadcast from the rooftops, an elderly homosexual, former terrorist and cross-dresser known as “Red Maria” lives in the margins of society, hiding in the shadows, working as a prostitute and performer, dancing to old-fashioned tunes on the streets for passers-by who give him money. He meets a young boy, a street urchin at death’s door, a victim of an attack by neo-Nazis. The boy, an alcoholic, listens to the voice of Maria Callas coming from the sky, and talks to the dead diva and to his mother, whom he misses. On a drug overdose, he dreams of the perfect world. Red Maria rescues the boy and they stay together. In order to survive, they storm into cafés, giving performances about a new, political God. Their world is poetical and wild. Red Maria teaches the boy how to survive. They become the magicians of the tribe, the holy fools, the rebels. They live a magical, personal revolution. But a series of murders will transform them from idealists into serial killers...
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Direction: Costas Zapas
Script: Costas Zapas
Sound: Ilias Flammos
Music: Alexandros Spanidis, Asimakis Reppas
Actors: Andonis Papadopoulos, Christos Vernikos, Costas Kourtaras, Haris Flouskounis, Triandafyllia Dimitris, Vangelis Raptis
Production: Minus Pictures, minuspictures@yahoo.com
Producer/Producers: Grigoris Athanasiou
Format: HDCam
Color: Color
Production Country: Greece
Production Year: 2010
Duration: 95΄
World Sales: Minus Pictures, minuspictures@yahoo.com

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