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 ObonyaWims [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]


    Director of photographyYorgos Arvanitis
    Steadicam operatorDirk Eichler
    Steadicam operatorMichalis Tsimperopoulos
    Casting directorJina Jay
    Casting directorJessie Frost
    Casting directorMakis GazisGreece
    Casting directorMarie-France MichelFrance
    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 producerGiorgos KyriakosGreece
    Service producerKostas LambropoulosGreece
    Production designerPhillipe ChiffreFrance
    Production designerSpiros LaskarisGreece
    Location scoutAntónio Correia
    Assistant location managerLaurent Pascaud
    Production assistantErwan Hienard
    Co-writerStéphane Osmont
    Literary sourceYanis Varoufakis
    Vfx supervisorBenoît Maffone

    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)


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


    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)