Directed by: Filippos Tsapekis
Written by: Filippos Tsapekis / Katerina Tsoumpa
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9 to 5
Papadakis (Yiannis Papadopoulos) has the music playing and is driving with the music playing. After getting stopped, he quickly gives himself a quick check in the mirror as he quickly refreshes himself and is asked to follow an officer for a test. Once inside, Papadakis is asked a few questions about his mental state, in particular, his fatigue levels. He's offered a tracksuit and is finally ready to take his stress test. Right now he's a lawyer, but that could change quickly depending on how things go during this test. After continuously insisting he's not tired, the test finally begins.
9 to 5 takes place in a world where being tired is against the law and can come with dire consequences. After a few attempts at the stress test, and more than a few warnings about being honest regarding his mental state, the policewoman in charge (Kora Karvouni) decides that enough is enough. This man is clearly tired and that's just not allowed. Papadakis is given a quick career change but things could be a lot worse. I'll leave the end of the film for you to watch reader, as it's quick grim.
9 to 5 is a beautifully shot and paced film, with some excellent acting as the icing on the cake. It is subtitled, but even without the words, you can get an idea of what's going on just by watching the cast. The premise itself is also really interesting, especially considering the way the world works today, and 9 to 5 mixes the idea of being overworked and possibly dangerous to whole new levels, complete with extremely dangerous consequences for those who break the la
All I can really say about this short film is that I highly recommend it. Even if you normally don't enjoy a subtitled movie. All the pieces just seem to fit, and except a few questions I may have had, there's no question that I really enjoyed this title. 9 to 5 could have been expanded and still remained interesting enough to warrant a feature length status, if the same crew was involved. 4 / 5 stars. Thank you for reading.