Smuggling Hendrix

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    Feature Film | 2016-2018 | Tragicomedy | Cyprus, Germany, Greece


    Brief synopsis

    Yiannis, a fading musician, is planning to leave crisis-ridden Cyprus for a better life abroad. His plans are put on hold when his dog Jimi runs away and crosses the UN buffer zone that divides the "Greek" from the "Turkish" side of the island. Since animal exchange between the two "sides" is prohibited, Yiannis reluctantly joins forces with Hasan, a Turkish settler, and a cast of unexpected characters to smuggle his best friend back. Through the simple story of a man who loses his dog, SMUGGLING HENDRIX gives a vivid demonstration of how the fences we build, both real and imagined, between ourselves and others, can be broken down once we recognize the familiarity in the face of the unknown.


    ActorRole nameVoice actor / SpeakerVoice actor
    Adam BousdoukosYannis [L]
    Fatih AlHassan [L]
    Özgür KaradenizTuberk [L]
    Viki PapadopoulouKika [L]
    Kida Khodr RamadanTuberk [SR]


    2nd ADKatiana Zachariou
    Director of photographyChristian Huck
    Scuba dopAndrés Lizana PradoARRI ALEXA Plus - Scubacam
    1st assistant cameraJurij TschabanowB-Cam Zusatz
    1st assistant cameraTom ZyllaAlexa Mini, Anamorph (MasterAna)
    2nd assistant cameraChristos Zenios
    DIT digital imaging technicianPanicos Petrides
    Costume designerMaria Karapouliou
    Assistant costume designerMiranta Theodoridou
    Assistant costume designerCaterina Takka
    DirectorMarios Piperides
    1st AD (local system)Arsenis Polimenopoulos
    ScriptStelana Kliris
    Key/dolly gripAgamenonas Zakos
    GafferMathias Beier
    Best boyKyriakos Politis
    Lighting technician / electricianAristos Steliou
    Lighting technician / electricianManolis Hadjikonstantinou
    Makeup artist / hair stylistKiriaki Melidou
    Hair stylistEleni Vavanou
    ProducerMartin Hampel
    ProducerThanassis Karathanos
    ProducerMarios Piperides
    Postproduction producerPetra Kader-Göbel
    Production designerMichalis Samiotis
    Art directorLydia Mandritou
    Set decoratorDemetris Tsandiles
    Prop buyerElectra Kythreotou
    Unit production managerMatthaois Voulgaris
    Production coordinatorSabine Kaps
    Production coordinatorAlexandra Nikolaou
    Post production coordinatorCarlo Märzke
    ScreenwriterMarios Piperides
    Production sound mixerJohannes Doberenz
    Boom operatorChristos Kyriakoullis

    Production companies

    AMP Filmworks [cy]
    Arte [de/fr]Koproduktion
    Pallas Film GmbH
    View Master Films [gr]Koproduktion
    ZDF - Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen [de]Koproduktion

    Distributing companies

    Neue Visionen Filmverleih GmbH [de]Deutschland
    The Match Factory GmbH [de]Weltvertrieb


    Finance/Law/InsuranceMarsh GmbH


    Award winnerYearAwardCategory 
    Marios Piperides2018Tribeca Film Festival [us]Nominated
    Marios Piperides2018Sarajevo Film Festival [ba]Reihe FocusNominated
    Marios Piperides2018Thessaloniki Int. Film Festival [gr]Special MentionWinner


    Theatre releaseFranceWednesday, 04/03/2020
    Theatre releaseGermanyThursday, 14/11/2019