Rent Suntan (2016)

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1h 44min
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Synopsis:
"Suntan" is a coming of 'middle-age' film, from Greek filmmaker Argyris Papadimitropoulos, that celebrates the beauty and strength of the youthful body, while simultaneously embracing its inevitable decay. For middle-aged Kostis (Makis Papadimitriou), life has passed him by. As the newly appointed doctor of a tiny island, Kostis spends a dreary winter alone. By the time summer arrives, though, the island has turned into a thriving, wild vacation spot with nude beaches and crazy parties. When Kostis meets the beautiful and flirty Anna, he falls hard for her and goes out of his way to conquer and impress her.
Before long, Kostis is spending nearly all of his time getting drunk, partying hard, and even making out with Anna (Elli Tringou). What starts as a rediscovery with his long-lost youth, though, slowly turns into an obsession as Kostis is willing to do whatever it takes to keep his Anna. The eternal Greek summer provides the perfect background for this extravagance of craving and everything that goes with it: flirting, casual sex, drugs, alcohol and pushing the boundaries to see how far your body can go.
Actors:
, , Dimi Hart, Hara Kotsali, Milou Van Groesen, Marcus Collen, , , , , , , Kostas Gouzelis, Konstantinos Melitas, , Nick Nomikos, Nicholas Triandafyllidis
Directors:
Producers:
Argyris Papadimitropoulos, Phaedra Vokali
Writers:
Argyris Papadimitropoulos, Syllas Tzoumerkas
Studio:
Eureka
Genres:
Comedy, Drama, Romance
Countries:
Greece, Comedy, Drama, Romance
BBFC:
Release Date:
04/09/2017
Run Time:
104 minutes
Languages:
Greek Dolby Digital 2.0, Greek Dolby Digital 5.1
Subtitles:
English
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 2.66:1
Colour:
Colour
Bonus:
  • An interview with director Argyris Papadimitropoulos filmed exclusively for this release
  • A behind the scenes documentary chronicling the film's production
  • Deleted Scenes
BBFC:
Release Date:
04/09/2017
Run Time:
104 minutes
Languages:
Greek Dolby Digital 2.0, Greek Dolby Digital 5.1
Subtitles:
English
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 2.66:1
Colour:
Colour
BLU-RAY Regions:
B
Bonus:
  • An interview with director Argyris Papadimitropoulos filmed exclusively for this release
  • A behind the scenes documentary chronicling the film's production
  • Deleted Scenes

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Reviews (2) of Suntan

Outsider's Descent Into Madness - Suntan review by TE

Spoiler Alert
30/11/2017

Cleverly paced narrative exploring the disintegration of a haunted man. This central character is brilliantly played. From the outset there is a hint of inner turmoil, despite the beautiful island setting.

One of the film's triumphs is that we are still able to feel sympathy for the tortured hero, a man completely out of synch with both the native islanders and the rich wasters who descend on the beaches in the summer. His pathetic attempt at redemption through an impossible desire is both tragic and inevitable.

Excellent story very well told.

5 out of 5 members found this review helpful.

The decline of a 'sad' man - Suntan review by Martyn

Spoiler Alert
11/12/2020

Others see this as being about youth and middle age, but to me that's not the main point. The age gap only emphasises his problems

The 'hero' is a sad man, withdrawn, a 'nerd', somewhat autistic, probably damaged by a life of bad treatment by 'normal' people. At the start of the film he still functions as a doctor. A great light is shone into his life by contact with young pleasure seekers who accept him for while, the sun, closeness to nature, dancing and booze. This could go either way - it could be 'suntan', allowing him to blossom, or, as happens in the film, it could burn.

I would expect this and repeated rejection to cause a downward spiral of depression, alcohol and isolation, with slowly becoming less and less functional. But this is a movie, and his ending is more dramatic.

0 out of 0 members found this review helpful.

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