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Holy Boom

In this Greek drama directed by Maria Lafi, four strangers, who live in the same Athens neighborhood but hardly interact, connect after their neighborhood post box explodes. The explosion destroys important documents that belong to all of them—LSD stickers, a letter from an abandoned son, and a birth certificate—setting them up for a dramatic battle for survival. Holy Boom successfully shifts between various characters as they continue to find ways to survive, eventually learning to rely on one another despite the generational and racial differences that set them apart. Lafi manages to create a balance throughout the film so that none of the four storylines feels more nuanced than the others. But the real strength of the film lies in its cast, which makes the premise feel natural despite some of the more unrealistic and gruesome moments. In Greek and Albanian with subtitles.

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