Adults in the Room

    All titles (2)
    Feature Film | 2019 | Drama, Politics | France, Greece

    Shooting data

    Start of shooting24/02/2019
    End of shooting28/05/2019
    LocationsAthens, Berlin, Francfort, France, London, Riga


    Brief synopsis

    Varoufakis sparked one of the most spectacular and controversial battles in recent political history when, as finance minister of Greece of a radical government, he attempted to re-negotiate his country’s relationship with the EU, provoking the fury of Europe’s political, financial and media elite. But the true story of what happened is almost entirely unknown – because so much of Europe’s real business takes place behind closed doors.

    In Varoufakis’ book, Costa-Gavras found the subject for a film: « a piece of fiction, about a Europe governed by a group of cynical people disconnected from human, political and cultural concerns – obsessed with numbers and them alone. »

    This is a story about a tragedy, an outsider in politics fighting a losing battle against the Establishment, indifferent towards the suffering of the People.



    ActorRole nameVoice actor / SpeakerVoice actor
    Christos LoulisYanis Varoufakis [L]
    Alexandros BourdoumisAlexis Tsipras [L]
    Ulrich TukurWolfgang Schäuble [L]
    Daan SchuurmansJeroen Dijsselbloem [L]
    Christos StergioglouSakis [L]
    Valeria GolinoDanae Stratou [GS]
    Dimitris TarlowEuclid Tsakalotos [SR]
    Alexandros LogothetisManos [SR]
    Josiane PinsonChristine Lagarde [SR]
    Cornelius Obonya
    Wims [SR]
    Aurélien RecoingPierre Moscovici [SR]
    Vincent NemethMichel Sapin [SR]
    Francesco AcquaroliMario Draghi [SR]
    Thanos TokakisYorgos [SR]
    George LenzTroika Leader [SR]
    Themis PanouSiagas [SR]
    Maria ProtopappaElena [SR]


    2nd AD FloorArgyris Zachos
    Vfx supervisorBenoît Maffone
    Director of photographyGiorgos Arvanitis
    Steadicam operatorDirk Eichler
    Steadicam operatorMichalis Tsimperopoulos
    Casting directorJina Jay
    Casting directorMarie-France MichelFrance
    Casting directorJessie Frost
    Casting directorMakis GazisGreece
    Costume designerAgis Panayotou
    EditorLambis Haralampidis
    Key makeup artistIsabelle VernusParis
    ComposerAlexandre Desplat
    ProducerMichèle Ray-GavrasKG Productions
    ProducerAlexandre GavrasKG Productions
    Co-producerBrahim Chioua
    Co-producerManos KreziasOdeon
    Service producerKostas LambropoulosGreece
    Service producerGiorgos KyriakosGreece
    Production designerPhilippe ChiffreFrance
    Production designerSpiros LaskarisGreece
    Location scoutAntónio Correia
    Assistant location managerLaurent Pascaud
    Production assistantErwan Hienard
    Co-writerStéphane Osmont
    Literary sourceYanis Varoufakis

    Production companies

    KG Productions [fr]
    Odeon SA [gr]
    France 2 Cinéma [fr]co-production
    View Master Films [gr]service production Greece

    Distributing companies

    Elle Driver [fr]International Sales
    Wild Bunch [fr]France (theatrical)


    Cameras and UtilitiesCinéboutique


    Award winnerYearAwardCategory 
    Costa-Gavras2020European Film Awards [eu]European ScreenwriterNominated


    2019ItalyVenice Film Festival (Mostra)Out of Competition
    2019SpainSan Sebastian Film Festival (Zinemaldia)Donostia Award Screenings


    TypeCountryStationDate / TimeComment
    First showingFranceCanal+ [fr]Tuesday, 11/08/2020, 9.00 PM


    Theatre releasePortugalThursday, 21/11/2019
    Theatre releaseFranceWednesday, 06/11/2019
    Theatre releaseSpainFriday, 18/10/2019
    Theatre releaseGreeceThursday, 03/10/2019
    PremiereSaturday, 31/08/2019Venice Film Festival (Mostra)