Dead Europe (2012)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Family Drama, Psychological Drama  |   Run Time - 84 min.  |   Countries - Australia  |  
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An Australian photographer of Greek origins returns to his homeland and stumbles into a ominous haze of drugs and sexual debauchery while seeking the truth behind the alleged "curse" that taints his family bloodline. Isaac Raftis (Ewen Leslie) was born in Greece, and he was just a young boy when his father moved the family to Australia. Ever since Isaac was a child, his alcoholic father Vasili (William Zappa) made him swear he would never return to the country they left behind. Years later, Isaac has grown into an award-winning photographer. An art gallery in Greece is preparing an exhibition of his work, but just before Isaac prepares to leave his father dies under mysterious circumstance. His late father's ashes in tow, Isaac departs for Athens, where a disturbing clash with his distant relatives and a troubling encounter with a desperate young boy (Kodi Smit-McPhee) lead him to investigate the dark mystery surrounding his family name. At first Isaac is laughingly dismissive of the idea that his bloodline has somehow been cursed, but as his travels lead him from his father's village in Greece to Paris and Budapest, where his drug-addicted brother profits from the sexual slavery of children, the once-skeptical photographer learns that everything he thought he knew about his past was a lie, and that the sins of his father still possess frightening power.



Australia, boy, curse, drugs, Europe, family, Greece, incest, past, pedophilia, photographer