Hours after the tragic death of their youngest brother in unexplained circumstances, three siblings have their lives thrown into chaos.
Runtime: 97 minutes
Genre: Action, Drama, Thrillers
Stars: Dali Benssalah, Anthony Bajon, Alexis Manenti, Ouassini Embarek, Sami Slimane, Radostina Rogliano, Karim Lasmi, Mehdi Abdelhakmi, Tarek Haddaji, Guy Donald Koukissa, Birane Ba, Sophie-Marie Larrouy
Director: Romain Gavras
codenamebigb - 7 January 2023 A movie making masterpiece A masterpiece of movie making. The most complex sequence shots I have seen. The movie depicts the events of a civil unrest after a boy is killed by police. Mindblowing effort. Camera, sound design, music, performances are all super. Its a small story. Sure to leave its mark on viewers. Making is everything. That is all it needs. The story revolves around 4 brothers from the neighborhood of Athena. Youngest one dies at the hands of police and a civil unrest is on. Its a battle between belief, justice and hope. The first 11 minute sequence is going to blow your mind that closes with a damn good frame backed up by great music.
mrashtastic89 - 28 November 2022 A riot Athena is one of the most surprising films I've seen this year and I think it's safe to say I ended up loving it, I didn't know what to expect going in and this film wonderfully surprised me, while it's basically a retelling of the year between George Floyd's death and the trial in 2021, but it managed to put a few twists and turns in also.
It's a visual spectacle with a brilliant atmosphere, beautiful cinematography and truly bone cracking fight scenes, our main character, Abdel, is brilliant, Dali Benssalah put on a truly raw and powerful performance perfectly portraying the pain we all felt during the time of violence and riots.
The musical score is absolutely wonderful, wow, it's some of the best I've heard since Causeway, Athena manages to give us a driven character story while also having a somewhat breathtaking ending to pull it all together, and I'm proud to say I loved it.