Our Rating: ★★½☆☆
L Factor: Major lesbian content
Short Take: Two teenage prostitutes in Athens have a relationship together, but their lives are filled with violence and sex for hire with men.
Alternate Titles:
Year: 2004
Duration: 96 min
Language: Greece/Greek
MPAA: Not Rated
Director: Dennis Iliadis
Writer: Dennis Iliadis, Aleka Laskou
Starring: Katerina Tsavalou, Danai Skiadi

Hardcore Trailer

Watch It Now
Buy It Now
Rent It
Watch Now at Amazon.com Buy the dvd from at Amazon.com Rent the dvd from Netflix - US and Canada

Hardcore

This Greek drama about two teenage prostitutes in Athens is as harsh and ugly as they come – with violence, guns, drugs and sex. It’s a raw and rough life for Nadia (Danai Skiadi), 16, and Martha (Katerina Tsavalou), who feels old at 17. ‘F***ing four or five guys a day really wears you down,’ says Nadia.

The girls begin a relationship together and make love almost as a way to prove that they care about one another. Their lives are filled with graphic sex for hire with men, as well as with their boyfriends, who work for gay johns.

Nadia seems disturbed, a user of men and an admitted arsonist who soon turns to murder. Martha sticks with her out of love, even though it’s likely that Nadia is just using her as well. Eventually, Nadia extinguishes the remaining innocence left in Martha.

As one might expect, all does not end well, and as a viewer, I felt that much of the movie was about waiting for that unhappy ending, finding out how it plays out. Watch only if you’re in the mood for dark. (AB)