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Cleanthis Danopoulos, "A TELL-TALE GARDEN"

Fedonas and Anastasia are a young couple. They fall in love, decide to live together and have a family. Fedonas loves books, has a good job and some bank savings. Anastasia is an artist. She is beautiful, independent, creative. They find a really nice big place to house their new life. Once Fedonas dug a hole in the garden to plant a palm tree, they find themselves tangled with a corpse, with the police is in their back yard and the Mafia in their own house. Who would have imagined that an innocent hole in the garden would change their lives? The landlord had however warned Fedonas: Never dig... in someone else's garden!

A black comedy based on the novel "ATHOOTITES" by Cleanthis Danopoulos.


  • London Greek Film Festival (LGFF,) UK, 2010, competition section:
    • Best Concept for Fiction Feature
  • Greek Film Festival (Antipodes,) Australia, 2010, screening
  • Icarus Festival, Aghios Kirikos - Ikaria, Greece, 2011, screening
  • European Film Week, Sarajevo, 2012, screening


Directed byCleanthis Danopoulos
ScreenplayCleanthis Danopoulos
CinematographyStamatis Giannoulis
MusicNikos Spiropoulos
EditingIoanna Spiliopoulou
Sound RecordingPanos Papadimitriou
Art DirectionOlga Leontiadou
SetsLina Motsiou
CastVassilis Mavrogeorgiou, Helectra Tsakalia, Jenny Roussea, Laertis Malkotsis, Dimitris Poulikakos, Apostolis Totsikas, Weena Chauhan - Tzotzolaki, Giorgos Kopsidas, Ernestos Voutsinos, Eleni Zarkadoula, Dimitris Kaiki, Kostas Zacharakis, Giorgos Albanis, Vassilis Risvas, Roubini Vassilakopoulou
Executive ProducerNick Hassid
Co-producersODEON, Faliro House Productions, CL Productions, Multichoice Hellas/NOVA, Greek Film Centre, FilmInMind, Anosi SA
ProducersCostas Lambropoulos, Christos V. Konstantakopoulos, Dionyssis Samiotis, Manos Krezias
With the supportMEDIA programme of the European Union
ShootingMay 2009
Theater ReleaseOctober 23, 2009
2009, 35mm, color, 90', Dolby Digital