Germany-Switzerland-Greece 1992, 35mm, colour, 84'

SYNOPSIS

The arrival of a stranger on a small and remote island in the Aegean has the effect of uncovering a family tragedy. The closed male society covers up incest and rape, making the women into mute accomplices.

It takes the death of a girl and the persecution of the stranger to finally break the silence.

CREDITS & CAST

Written and directed by:
Angeliki Antoniou
Script Collaborators:
Andrea Kuhn, Peter Eisenstein, Christos Antoniou
Producer:
Joschim von Vietinghoff
Production:
Von Vietinghoff Film Production GmbH
Co-production:
Kyros Film, Flash films, WDR, Greek Film Centre, SWF, EINS PLUS
Direction of Photography:
Pio Corradi
Art direction:
Anastasia Arseni
Editing:
Yannis Tsitsopoulos
Sound:
Nikos Papadimitriou
Music:
Nikos Kypourgos
Cast:
Christina Papamichou, André Hennicke, Dimitris Poulikakos, Gerasimos Skiadaressis, Eva Kotamanidou, Christos Tsagas

DISTRIBUTION

Germany:
BASIS FILM VERLEIH
Switzerland:
LOOK NOW!
Greece:
SPENTZOS FILM

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PRESS

A wonderful film!

Jules Dassin

BERNER ZEITUNG (Switzerland)

Donusa unfolds with the impact of a Greek tragedy

Josef Bosshart

MOVIE NEWS

An intensely upsetting and frightening chronicle of incest

Claudia Schwartz

NEUE ZÜRCHER ZEITUNG (Switzerland)

Donusa is everywhere!

Pia Horlacher

ANABELLE (Switzerland)

A great woman's film

Irene Genhart

CULTURE...ELLES (Festival Locarno)

Donusa, un des plus beaux films en competion

Marianne Robert

LA REPUBBLICA (Italy)

[...] o che il torvo Donusa Sa dove la greca Angeliki Antoniou spedise un fotografo tedesco neel inverno di una sperduta isola egea, ci appae comme un' ammirevole griglia narrativa se non addiritura come un thriller d' atmosphera.

Paolo d' Agostini

CINEMA Kino.dvd.community

Das mit dem "Prix de la Jeunesse 1992" ausgezeichnete Drama von Angeliki Antoniou malt subtil eine befremdliche "Idylle" in fahlem Licht und verwaschenen Farben.

FILMTABS

Angeliki Antoniou und ihr schweizer Kameramann Pio Corradi vermitteln "Donusa" mit distanzierten, aber dennoch sehr eindringlichen Bildern. Der Preisträger des Festivals von Locarno fasziniert und erschüttert gleichermaßen.

Günter H. Jekubzik

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