by Christos Massalas

Europe Beyond Borders

Italian premiere

genre: fiction

(France / 2022 / 97’)

Nelly has escaped from her wealthy and controlling family. As she dances in a strip club, she meets Markos, a small yet charismatic gangster, who helps her run away from her stepfather’s henchmen. Markos soon becomes her protector and lover. He brings her into Broadway, an abandoned entertainment complex in Athens, squatted by a small community of dancers, tramps, thieves and a monkey in captivity. For a while, everything goes well, until a mysterious man shows up, injured and covered with bandages, wanted by Athens’ most dangerous criminals. But when Markos gets arrested, the newcomer will take an unexpectedly important place in the gang.