J.a.c.e.  [2011]
Just Another Confused Elephant
DirectorMenelaos Karamaghiolis
CastRefet Abazi, Stefania Goulioti, Diogo Infante, Ieronimos Kaletsanos, Akyllas Karazissis, Kora Karvouni, Franco Trevisi, Alban Ukaj, Argiris Xafis
The abduction of an Albanian-Greek orphan is the catalyst for an epic picaresque misadventure through Athens’ seedy underbelly in this dazzling sophomore feature from director Menelaos Karamaghiolis.
Twice-orphaned Jace, a seven-year-old Albanian of Greek origin, witnesses a massacre that wipes out his entire foster family in Argyrokastron, and then falls in the hands of a bunch of ruthless gangsters who "export" children abroad for various profitable reasons (ranging from beggary to organ trade). Jace ends up in Athens, Greece, begging at street corners, exploring the secret horrors of brutal institutions for young offenders or, much later, serving obscure patrons, in an underworld where violent loss seems to be his only destiny. The movie follows Jace's inverted Odyssey in a dark universe of abuse, murder and fear, as he desperately (and silently) seeks for a "family" of his own or, at least, for a sense of belonging.
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“J.A.C.E.” (2011 feature film directed by Menelaos Karamaghiolis)
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Runtime2:30 (150min)
LanguageAlbanian, Greek
CountryGreece, Macedonia
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