Synopsis: All kinds of people are waiting in seven different queues. The first person of each queue becomes the last of the next one, thus creating an enormous human line. But at the end of the line, it all begins backwards again.
ΆνθρωAοι μόνιμη στη γραμμή, όλα σε τάξη. Όλοι λιμοκτονούν για κάτι: Aροkόντα, ψυχαγωγία, θρησκεία, τέχνη, χρήματα. Αλλά στην τελευταία ουρά είναι όλοι λιμοκτονούν για… τρόφιμα. Πρόκειται για την ουρά AροσωAικής εAιβίωσης. Εάν τα τρόφιμα τελειώνουν, στη συνέχεια αρχίζει διαταραχή. Και εάν εμAίAτει ένας άνθρωAος, όλοι μας Aέφτουμε κάτω.
Yorgos Zois: He was born and leave in Athens. He Studied applied Math and Physics in N.T.U.A. and film direction in Stavrakou Film School and U.d.K., Berlin where he was awarded a scholarship by Costa-Gavras.He has worked as an assistant to Theo Angelopoulos.Casus Belli is his debut short film.
Directorʼs note: People standing in line; all in order. Everyone is starving for something: products, entertainment, religion, art, money. But in the last queue they are all starving for… food. Itʼs the queue of personal survival. If the food ends, then disorder begins. And if one man falls, we all fall down.
Interviews 3 Oct. 2010
Despina Pavlaki / Athens news > What does casus belli mean?
Yiorgos Zois: Iʼm glad you asked because the film doesnʼt make my choice of title entirely clear. Itʼs Latin for justification for acts of war. Some people refer to it as cause of war, while others, reason for war. The Imia crisis [in 1996, when Greece and Turkey disputed the sovereignty of the islets], for example, was a cause of war. In my case, Casus Belli refers to hunger, which to me is both a cause of and reason for war...
Casus Belli is selected in the mediterranean competition of the Golden boll Mediterrranean Short Film Festival, 67venezia cinema 2010 competition.Winner Best Film – Leiden International short Film Festival - Winner Best Short Film – Hellenic Film Academy, 2010 - Winner - 4th Gulf International Film Festival.
Casus Belli Trailer from Casus Belli short film on Vimeo.