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'''Alps''' (or ''Alpeis'', its transliterated Greek title) is a 2011 Greek drama film directed by Creator/YorgosLanthimos (of ''Film/{{Attenberg}}'' and ''Film/{{Dogtooth}}'' fame) and starring frequent Lanthimos collaborators Aggeliki Papoulia and Ariane Labed.

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'''Alps''' ''Alps'' (or ''Alpeis'', its transliterated Greek title) is a 2011 Greek drama film directed by Creator/YorgosLanthimos (of ''Film/{{Attenberg}}'' and ''Film/{{Dogtooth}}'' fame) and starring frequent Lanthimos collaborators Aggeliki Papoulia and Ariane Labed.




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* DanceOfDespair: As her life falls apart around her, Monte Rosa barges in on a dancing class and forces one of the patrons to dance with her.



* ViolenceIsDisturbing: [[spoiler:After learning that Monte Rosa lied about Maria's recovery so that she could impersonate Maria, Mont Blanc beats her across the face with a baton. The next scene shows her stitching her own cheek back together.]]

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* ViolenceIsDisturbing: [[spoiler:After learning that Monte Rosa lied about Maria's recovery so that she could impersonate Maria, Mont Blanc beats her across the face with a baton. The next scene shows her stitching her own cheek back together.]]]]
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'''Alps''' (or ''Alpeis'', its transliterated Greek title) is a 2011 Greek drama film directed by Yorgos Lanthimos (of ''Film/{{Attenberg}}'' and ''Film/{{Dogtooth}}'' fame) and starring frequent Lanthimos collaborators Aggeliki Papoulia and Ariane Labed.

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'''Alps''' (or ''Alpeis'', its transliterated Greek title) is a 2011 Greek drama film directed by Yorgos Lanthimos Creator/YorgosLanthimos (of ''Film/{{Attenberg}}'' and ''Film/{{Dogtooth}}'' fame) and starring frequent Lanthimos collaborators Aggeliki Papoulia and Ariane Labed.



* ViolenceIsDisturbing: [[spoiler:After learning that Monte Rosa lied about Maria's recovery so that she could impersonate Maria, Mont Blanc beats her across the face with a baton. The next scene shows her stitching her own cheek back together.]]

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* ViolenceIsDisturbing: [[spoiler:After learning that Monte Rosa lied about Maria's recovery so that she could impersonate Maria, Mont Blanc beats her across the face with a baton. The next scene shows her stitching her own cheek back together.]]

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* ViolenceIsDisturbing: [[spoiler:After learning that Monte Rosa lied about Maria's recovery so that she could impersonate Maria, Mont Blanc beats her across the face with a baton. The next scene shows her stitching her own cheek back together.]]

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'''Alps''' (or ''Alpeis'', its transliterated Greek title) is a 2011 Greek drama film directed by Yorgos Lanthimos (of ''Film/{{Attenberg}}'' and ''Film/{{Dogtooth}}'' fame) and starring frequent Lanthimos collaborators Aggeliki Papoulia and Ariane Labed.

In an unnamed Greek town, four people - an ambulance driver, a nurse, a gymnast, and a gymnastics coach - form an organization called the Alps, where, for a considerable fee, they will impersonate the dead as a way of offering closure to the bereaved. However, things start to go off the rails when the nurse, who calls herself Monte Rosa, becomes obsessed with her latest role - a teenaged tennis player - and then finds out that the role has been recast.

!The film contains examples of:

* AmbiguousSituation: This being a Yorgos Lanthimos film, very little is made clear about what's going on.
* BecomingTheMask: Monte Rosa becomes increasingly obsessed with the people she's impersonating.
* DrivenToSuicide: Towards the middle of the film, Gymnast tries to kill herself after Matterhorn refuses to let her train to pop music. Luckily, Monte Rosa intervenes.
* SanitySlippage: Initially, Monte Rosa seems fairly sane, if a little depressed. As the film progresses, however, she becomes increasingly obsessed with assuming Maria's identity, and by the end, [[spoiler:she's breaking into Maria's parents' house and trying to sleep in her bed.]]
* SpiritualAntithesis: This film was conceived as a reverse of ''Film/{{Dogtooth}}'' - whereas the former was about someone trying to escape a fictitious world, ''Alps'' is about someone trying to enter a fictitious world.

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