Brief synopsis

    Maria is running away on the highway. She is alone in her roaring SUV. Behind her, fire and a case full of money. In front of her, the hopeless vastness of the motorway. Her crazy, accelerating course will stop at nothing. Only a day before she was a caring mother, a loving wife, a responsible daughter. Today she has gone rogue: she is determined to sweep away everything she has ever cared for.Maria’s tragic tale of ascent to redemption is narrated through bits of the present that become tangibly interwoven with fragments of the past, creating a dazzling and devastating mural of contemporary Greece. Behind the eternal reign of her average Greek family, lie only wrongly asserted sexuality, lies and debts, which can only be exposed by a blast.Violent as much as honest, A Blast follows uncompromisingly its anti-heroine, as she desperately reclaims the life taken away from her by an envious mother, a mentally challenged but all demanding sister, an absent husband and a hostile country. The comic goes hand in hand with the tragic and a hidden tenderness constantly counterparts the atrocious reality in a Greek tale that is more timely than ever.(


    ActorRole nameVoice actor / SpeakerVoice actor
    Angeliki PapouliaMaria [L]
    Vassilis DoganisYannis [L]
    Maria FiliniGogo [L]
    Themis BazakaMother [SR]
    Giorgos BiniarisFather [SR]
    Christoph BerletJoy [SR]
    Eleni KaragiorgiNiki [SR]
    Efthymis PapadimitriouCostas [SR]


    Vfx producerPhilipp WeinrichThe Post Republic
    Director of photographyPantelis Mantzanas
    Costume designerMarli Aleiferi
    DirectorSyllas Tzoumerkas
    EditorKathrin Dietzel
    ProducerMaria Drandaki
    ProducerEllen Havenith
    ProducerTitus Kreyenberg
    ProducerJeroen Βeker
    Executive producerCosima DeglerHamburg
    Associate producerMarc Oliver DreherKoproduzent
    Associate producerMartin Ludwig
    Assistant to producerTina Haagmann
    Assistant to producerRahel Aaronson@ Mamoko
    Production designerElli Papageorgakopoulou
    Production driverDaniel König [1]
    ScreenwriterYoula Boudali
    ScreenwriterSyllas Tzoumerkas

    Production companies

    Homemade Films [gr]
    unafilm GmbH [de]
    PRPL B.V. [nl]
    Arte [de/fr]Senderbeteiligung
    Bastide Films [nl]
    Mamoko EntertainmentKoproduktion

    Distributing companies

    RealFiction Filmverleih [de]


    Award winnerYearAwardCategory 
    Cosima Degler2014Filmfest HamburgHamburger Produzentenpreis Kino-KoproduktionNominated
    Syllas Tzoumerkas2014Filmfest HamburgArt Cinema AwardNominated


    Theatre releaseGermanyThursday, 16/04/2015