Taciturn and detached, Renos, a lonely professional waiter, is, above all, a creature of habit. Finding solace in his meticulous routine while taking care of his specialized collection of indoor plants, Renos has somehow managed to keep the corrosive effects of big city life at bay. Then, a gruesome late-night discovery in the Athenian streets disrupts his delicate balance of life, triggering an unexpected series of events. Now, as a missing next-door neighbor, an eerily cordial stranger who goes by the name of "The Blond", and an equally cryptic brunette enter the picture, Renos must summon the strength to break free of his monotonous existence.
The feature debut of U.S.-born Greek director Steve Krikris, THE WAITER premiered in competition at the Thessaloniki International Film Festival where it won Best Debut Film. Described as the "Greek weird wave meets The Postman Always Rings Twice" by The Hollywood Reporter, this "darkly deadpan neo-noir" then went on to win four awards at the Hellenic Film Academy Awards.
DIRECTED BY STEVE KRIKRIS
GREECE | 2018 | GREEK WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES