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Eden is West

Eden is West

A Feature film by Costa Gavras

Produced by KG Productions

Release in France : 11/02/2009

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Executive Producer :

KG Productions

Foreign production companies :

Novo RPI, Medusa film, Greek Film Centre / Centre du cinéma grec, Ert tv, Odeon

French distribution :

Pathé Distribution

Co-productions :

France 3 Cinéma, Pathé Distribution

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Just like in The Odyssey, 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



Eden is West

Eden à l'ouest-Trailer with english subtitles

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Full credits (17)

Executive Producer :

Michèle Ray Gavras

Screenwriters :

Costa Gavras, Jean-Claude Grumberg

Co-producer :

Jérôme Seydoux

Sound Recordist :

Thanassis Arvanitis

Press Attaché (film) :

Dominique Segall

Continuity supervisor :

Angeliki Arvanitis

Music Composer :

Armand Amar

Costume designers :

Mathé Pontanier, Ioulia Stavridou

Location manager :

Laurence Lafiteau

Assistant Director :

Joseph Rapp

Foreign Producer :

Manos Krezias

Director of Photography :

Patrick Blossier

Production manager :

Florence Masset

Editor :

Yannick Kergoat

Production Designers :

Alexandre Bancel, Konstantinos Papageorgiou

Casting :

Marie-France Michel

Sound Mixer :

Thomas Gauder

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Feature film

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France, Italy, Greece

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Majority French (France, Italy, Greece)

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1 h 50 min

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Dolby DTS

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