Just like in TheOdyssey, it is in the Aegean Sea where begins the adventure that Elias, our hero without a legend, will experience.
On this same sea, under the same sun and the same sky as at the beginning of civilization. After many incidents and eventful moments, including a stopover in Paradise and a short stay in Hell, his epic story magically finishes in Paris. This Paris where all wanderers see their deepest dreams shine in uncertain sleep.
Eden is West attempts to echo wandering, the story of those - what we, or our mothers and fathers were yesterday - whom cross the earth, brave oceans and uniforms in the search of a roof over their heads.
Elias's story is not that of Ulysses, or that of Jean-Claude, neither is it mine.
But I recognize myself in Elias, this stranger who is not unfamiliar to me. - Costa-Gavras
Feature film Genres : Fiction Production language : French Nationality : Majority French (France, Italy, Greece) Production year : 2008 French release : 11/02/2009 Runtime : 1 h 50 min Current status : Released Visa number : 119.541 Visa issue date : 22/01/2009 Approval : Yes Production formats :
35mm Screening format :
35mm Color type : Color Aspect ratio : CinemaScope Sound format : Dolby DTS
Festival Selections (8)
Cinémania - 2009 Selection officielle Type : Feature film festival Location : Canada