a burnt-black comedy

OPEN DUE TO BEREAVEMENT

Live from Athens

A MOVIE PROJECT BY DAVIDE DEL DEGAN AND ALESSANDRO BIAMONTI

Athens 2016. “We can’t afford to die”. This could be the war cry of a hero raising a riot, but it’s only the murmur of a poor man, Nicos (40), who cannot afford a funeral for his old father after the loss of the beloved family bakery.

“You have to pay up within 30 days”, said the loan shark from the pawn-shop.

Nicos is broken up, but at least for few days, he still has the bakery with his old wood-fired oven.
In Greece cremation is forbidden both by the Church and the government, but Nicos and his brother Dimitris don’t care: “Fuck the crisis, fuck the system”. They cremate their father’s corpse in the bakery’s oven.

While they are praying for their father’s soul, Dimitris says: “Nowadays you need to be rich to pay for a funeral. How about we offer to cremate the dead on one side of the oven at half price?”

They start looking for clients.


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