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Director Athanasios Karanikolas

Production year 2014

Length 103min.

Country Greece/Germany


For many years, Nadja has worked as a housekeeper for an upper class Greek couple and their daughter. She’s allowed to feel like part of the family. When she’s diagnosed with a serious illness, and the man of the house runs into financial difficulties due to the economic crisis, Nadja loses her job. Yet she shows no external sign of how these two traumatic events have affected her.


Ecumenical Jury, Prize | Berlinale, Germany, 2014


Athanasios Karanikolas
Athanasios Karanikolas



Lasse Scharpen, Argyris Papadimitropoulos


Athanasios Karanikolas

Director of Photography

Johannes Louis

Production designer

Aliki Kouvaka

Music by

Marietta Fafouti


Valentin Finke, Johannes Schmelzer-Ziringer


Lorna Hoefler Steffen, Monika Weber


Maria Kallimani, Marisha Triantafyllidou, Alexandros Logothetis, Zoi Asimaki, Giannis Tsortekis, Ieronimus Kaletsanos

Production company(ies)

SHPN3 Films Schuchert Scharpen Dudenstr. 83, 10965 Berlin, Germany

Athanasios Karanikolas

(born Thessaloniki, Greece, 1967) Studied photography at the New School for Social Research and at Parsons School of Design, both in New York. He then studied video and media art at the Art Academy in Dusseldorf, as well as directing at the University of Film and Television Konrad Wolf in Potsdam-Babelsberg. In 2007, he made his first feature-length film, Elli Makra, 42277 Wuppertal. Along with his work as a filmmaker, Karanikolas also teaches directing at various universities as well as for the theatre.


The Forest (2000, short), S (2001, short), Savior (2003, short), Deer (2004, short), Best Worst Mistake (2005, short, doc.), Elli Makra, 42277 Wuppertal (2007), Khaima (2011), Echolot (2013), At Home (2014).

FILMS 2014