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To agóri sti géfyra (The Boy on the Bridge)
dir. Petros Charalambous
Cyprus, 2016, 85 minutes
Greek with English subtitles

European Union Film Festival
National Gallery of Canada, Friday, December 1, 2017, 9:00 pm
Cyprus, 1988. Twelve-year-old Socrates spends the hot summer days hurtling through the street of his sleepy mountain village on his bicycle, setting off home-made firecrackers and tormenting the local residents. He wears his grandfather’s military beret with pride, dreaming of being a war hero like he once was. His carefree life comes to an abrupt end when he finds out that the family of his cousin and best friend, Marcos, are being abused by their violent father Hambo. Infuriated by this discovery, Socrates decides to put his firecracker-making skills to use. What starts as a naïve attempt to teach Hambo a lesson leads Socrates to the heart of a murder investigation and the exposure of a family secret. 

En 1988, dans un village chypriote aux allures idylliques, l'été sans souci plein de tours de vélo et des tours joués aux résidents prend fin brusquement quand Socrates, 12 ans, se retrouve au centre d'une enquête pour meurtre qui révèle un douloureux secret de famille et change sa vie pour toujours.

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