short film, fiction, 2012



Guus Hiddink has rejected Barcelona’s complaints that Chelsea had been overly physical in their approach and employed the “tactics of fear” in securing a goalless draw at Camp Nou in the first leg of their Champions League semi-final, insisting football remains “a man’s game”.
(Dominic Fifield, “Guus Hiddink reminds Barcelona ‘football is a man’s game’”,, Friday 1 May 2009)

Wednesday 6 May 2009. Andreas works as a bank teller and is in debt. He and his colleague, Marios, will watch the second leg of this semi-final together on TV. Who will finally win?



Direction/Script: Alexandros Chantzis
Direction of Photography: Pantelis Mantzanas GSC
Editing: Panos Voutsaras
Production Design: Mayou Trikerioti
Art Direction/Costume Design: Danai Elefsinioti

Sound: Orestis Kamperidis, Kostas Varympopiotis
Production: Fantasia Audiovisual LTD, Alexandros Chantzis, Christos Chantzis

With: Makis Papadimitriou, Apostolis Totsikas, Vicky Papadopoulou, Kalliopi Takaki



2nd Prize for Best Fiction Film / Honorary Distinction for the Best Screenplay / Honorary Distinction for an Actor in a Leading Role to Makis Papadimitriou, Drama International Short Film Festival, Greece, 2012

Cinematic Achievement Award, Thessaloniki International Short Film Festival, Greece, 2012

El Rey Award for Excellence in Cinematography, Barcelona International Film Festival, Spain, 2013

Nomination for Best Short Film, Hellenic Film Academy Awards, Greece, 2013

Athens International Film Festival, Greece, 2012

Dresden International Short Film Festival, Germany, 2013 (section “Focus Greece: Society in Motion”)

Mediterranean Short Film Festival of Tangier, Morocco, 2013

Micro μ Festival, Athens – Thessaloniki – Chania – Ptolemaida – Rhodes, Greece, 2013

Ozu Film Festival, Italy, 2013 (section “Work-related Films”)

Greek Film Week, Belgrade, Serbia 2014

Hellas Filmbox Berlin Festival, Germany, 2016




Backstage Photos by Chara Mavromati, Stavros Petropoulos

Poster designed by Dimitris Stergiou