A modern day disturbing greek family tragedy.
It goes without saying that this film is not for everyone. In fact, some people walked out while I was watching this in the cinema – it's that messed up.
From the opening scene you are wondering why would this seemingly normal girl commit suicide? What caused this? That's the beauty of the film. It has you thinking one way, but then it takes a sharp u-turn. And once the questions begin to unravel and the skeletons come out of the closet, it just keeps getting messy and doesn't stop until the end credits.
The Mother, Renni Pittaki, has the role of the submissive wife, like her husband, harbours secrets, but she is too afraid to speak up. Then there's the two sisters Eleni and Myrto, respectively Eleni Roussinou and Sissy Toumasi, who both have a big future ahead of them if they decide to go onto bigger things, and both show the depression and gloom that has taken over their characters young lives.
It's in complete contrast to the youngest sister Alkmini, who is happy go lucky and really lifts the spirits of the whole family with her positivity. It must be said though, you might leave the cinema hating men - there I said it!!
Miss Violence is a disturbing masterpiece of cinema. Not for the faint hearted, but definitely worth a look. It's no surprise the film was nominated for 8 Hellenic Film Academy Awards and winning two awards for Best Actor (Themis Panou) and Best Supporting Actress (Renni Pittaki).
Written by Matthew.
Quote: "Next time smile more."
Trivia: Sissy Toumasi, who played 14 year old Myrto, made her film debut with Miss Violence. At time of filming, Sissy was 24 years old.
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