Adults in the Room
Dir : Costa-Gavras / 124 mins / France, Greece / French,German,English,Greek / 2019
Behind closed doors, a human tragedy plays out. A universal theme, a story of people trapped in an inhuman network of power. The brutal circle of the Eurogroup meetings, imposing on Greece the dictatorship of austerity with utter disregard for humanity and compassion. A claustrophobic trap with no way out, exerting pressure on the protagonists and finally dividing 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. A tragedy for our very modern times.