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Adults in the Room

Behind closed doors, a human tragedy plays out.

A universal theme: a story of people at the mercy of cruel circumstances, trapped in an inhuman network of power.

The pitiless circle of the Eurogroup meetings, who impose on Greece the dictatorship of austerity, where humanity and compassion are utterly disregarded.

A claustrophobic trap with no way out, exerting pressures on the protagonists which finally divide them.

A tragedy in the Ancient Greek sense: the characters are not good, or evil, but driven by the consequences of their own conception of what it is right to do.

An Ancient Greek tragedy for our very modern time.


Additional Info

  • Directed by: Costa Gavras
  • Screenplay: Costa Gavras
  • Cast: Christos Loulis, Alexandros Bourdoumis, Valeria Golino, Ulrich Tukur, Christos Stergioglou, Adrian Frieling, Daan Schuurmans, Colin Stinton, Francesco Acquaroli, Aurélien Recoing
  • Cinematography: Giorgos Arvanitis
  • Editing: Lambis Haralambidis
  • Art Director: Spyros Laskaris, Philippe Chiffre
  • Costume Design: Agis Panagiotou
  • Executive Producer: View Master Films
  • Production: KG Productions (France)
  • Producers: Alexandre Gavras, Manos Krezias, Costas Lambropoulos, Michèle Ray-Gavras
  • Co-producers: ODEON, France Télévisions, Wild Bunch