Attenberg (2012)

Part of the new wave of Greek cinema, Attenberg is an offbeat coming-of-age film. 23-year-old Marina is living in a small, factory town by the sea where her once-visionary architect father, has returned to die. Finding the human species… More

Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: March 9, 2012
DVD Release Date: June 19, 2012
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Critic Score: 79% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: At once playfully eccentric and poignantly bittersweet, Attenberg adds a refreshing sideways spin to the arthouse coming-of-age drama.

Walter V. Addiego
San Francisco Chronicle

Tsangari's art-house minimalism, which never lets us forget we're watching a movie, still permits a surprising degree of tender emotion.

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A.O. Scott
New York Times

"Attenberg" is a three-layered love story, anatomizing the mysterious emotions of grief, friendship and erotic attraction.

Derek Smith
Tiny Mix Tapes

Attenberg doesn't have a sense of true purpose and cohesion.

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Sheri Linden
Los Angeles Times

Using occasional song-and-dance numbers with a melancholy Godardian kick, [Tsangari] creates a world that's off-center and alive with loneliness.

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Scott Tobias
AV Club

The drama, at its core, is simple and conventional, but it has the aura of science fiction.

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Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy

An incisive study of a marvelously unusual protagonist.

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Stephanie Merry
Washington Post

Part of the film's success comes from Labed's performance as Marina, who infuses all that weirdness with a barely there vulnerability.

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Eric Hynes
Time Out

Tsangari distinguishes herself from her predecessor's freak-show formalism with an underlying humanism and freewheeling playfulness.

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Chase Whale
Gordon and the Whale

After walking out of ATTENBERG, I couldn't decide if I really hated it, or really loved it. I still can't decide. ATTENBERG stretches the arthouse genre to "WTF!?"

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Flixster Audience Score: 53% Flixster User Reviews
Greg S
Greek character study about a strange, asexual girl and her promiscuous but equally odd best friend. The conceit in this study of the ineffable otherness of… More
John Ballantine
From what I understand, this film made an impact in Greece but didn't make the short list for the foreign language Oscar. Makes sense. Much is compelling… More
Mark Abell
A quirky tale of a socially awkward young woman dealing with the imminent death of her father and a budding romantic involvement with an engineer who is… More
Nicolas Korovessis
From a country that is trying to rediscover itself politically, financially and ecomonically come a string of films (films such as Attenberg, Dogtooth, Alps, L)… More
Walter M.
"Attenberg" starts with Marina(Ariane Labed) and Bella(Evangelia Randou) kissing each other. Calm down! It's not what you think. Marina is… More

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