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Little miracles in the city of wonders.
Pavlos Kagios, NEA
A sidelong glance on the Athens Olympics
Costas Terzis, Avgi
A unique film, the only fiction ever shot in real time during the Olympic Games.
People from around the globe arrive to Athens to attend the Olympic Games.
But the main game is always the same; the game of love!
Planet Athens is the second part of a trilogy on Athens for the first decade of the new century. First part on the expectations of millenιum in 2000 + 1 Shots, the second part on the Olympic Games euphoria in Planet Athens and the third comes with the appearance of crisis in Three Days Happiness.
Six couples, one city, August 2004. A Japanese couple, an American journalist with her daughter, an Athenian architect trying to escape from the Olympic paranoia, a French photographer seeking romance are some of the characters that find themselves lost in this pulsing city, where everything can happen. Welcome to Planet Athens!
Director / Writer: Dimitri Athanitis
Producers: Dimitri Athanitis, Dionysis Samiotis, Despoina Mouzaki, Haris Padouvas
Production: DNA Films, Films in Mind, Cinegram SA
Supported by: Greek Film Center
Aided by: SEE Cinema Network
Distribution, Greece: Rosebud S.A.
Cinematography: Spyros Papantriantafyllou
Music: Akis Daoutis
Art direction: Dimitri Athanitis
Costumes: Manos Andreou
Editing: Bonita Papastathi
Sound: Spyros Aravossitas
Make up artist: Garifalia Siora
Olivier Breuils (Mark)
Ekavi Douma (Helena)
Valerios Eleftheros (Dimitri)
Katerina Didaskalou (mother)
Dimitra Brami (Maria)
Anna Statskayia (Katrina)
Nikos Katis (american)
Yoshi Nagayama (Yoshi)
Youkiko Krondira (Japanese girl)
Dimitris Alexandris (Tobazis)
Eva Stylander (Monica)
Babis Hatzidakis (Nikos)
Leda Matsangou (Melina)
Anna Moraitou (country girl)
Stavroula Thomopoulou (cousin)
Marianna Kalbari (store owner)
Nestor Kopsidas (hotel boy)
Katerina Lipiridou (assistant reporter)
Giorgos Tsoularis (taxi driver)
Katerina Milioti (airport clerk)
Anneta Kortsaridou (travel bureau girl)
Giorgos Bakolas (police officer)
Solon Tsounis (hotel receptionist)
Marianne Bateman Novaes (singer)