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Jonathan English, "DIAS - THE JAVELIN SQUAD"

Athens, present day: crippled by Greece's economic crisis, the city faces one of the worst crime waves in Europe. Gangs of armed men pour into the country to take advantage of the chaos and a series of violent robberies rocks Greece to its core. To combat the crime wave, a new police motorbike unit is launched, called DIAS. Its specialty is to deploy four heavily armed officers to any crime scene in under one minute.

Theo, a young Athenian who's just lost his job, decides to join up. Thrilled by the chase and wanting to make a difference, he is quickly thrown into a whirlwind of action and violence and becomes a pivotal player in the unit. Yet with each new arrest, the enraged gangs plan a series of even deadlier crimes that will push DIAS to its breaking point, until DIAS itself, becomes their target. This film is inspired by the real DIAS motorbike unit that patrols the streets of Athens since 2010.

Read the leaflet (PDF, 6.83 MB) of the film and watch the teaser trailer.


Directed byJonathan English
ScreenplayJonathan English
ProductionView Master Films, Black Forest Films, Entre Chien et Loup, Kinorama
ProducersCostas Lambropoulos, Yorgos Kyriakos, Christoph Hahnheiser, Sébastien Delloye, Ankica Jurić Tilić
Currently in pre-production