J.A.C.E. - JUST ANOTHER CONFUSED ELEPHANT

By Menelaos KARAMAGHIOLIS

GREEK FILM CENTRE - as PROD

Drama - Completed 2011


Festivals
& Awards

Toronto - TIFF 2013
City to City
    • Year of production
    • 2011
    • Genres
    • Drama, Action/Adventure
    • Countries
    • GREECE, PORTUGAL, TURKEY, NORTH MACEDONIA
    • Languages
    • GREEK, ENGLISH
    • Director(s)
    • Menelaos KARAMAGHIOLIS
    • Writer(s)
    • Menelaos KARAMAGHIOLIS
    • Producer(s)
    • Fenia KOSSOVITSA (Blonde S.A.)
    • Synopsis
    • The story bears the name of the hero: J.A.C.E.
      Jace is of Greek origin, born in Albania, the illegitimate son of a woman who is brutally murdered by her own family when, a little after giving birth to him, she refuses to reveal his father’s identity.
      The orphan boy grows up amidst more violence. He is barely seven when he witnesses a massacre. His foster family in Gjirokastër falls prey to the Albanian mob. The villains spare the boy, but they turn him into a murderer, by forcing him to shoot –on the spot—his foster father.
      Now in the hands of obscure gangsters who “export” homeless children for various reasons (reasons ranging from beggary to organ trade), J.A.C.E. is immediately “exported” and ends up in Athens, Greece.
      This is where an inverted Odyssey begins --one that turns paperless refugees into outlaw fugitives.
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