Directed by: Dennis Iliadis
Starring: Katerina Tsavalou (Martha), Danai Skiadi (Nadia), Ioannis Papazisis (Argyris), Omiros Poulakis (Miltos), Andreas Marianos (Boss)
Country: Greece; Effed Up European Movies
Language: Greek (Eng Subs); Effed Up Greek Films
Genres: Prostitution, Lesbian-interest, Gay-interest
Plot – Spoilers:
At 17, Martha’s self-esteem is in pieces. She feels old and unwanted, a feeling exacerbated by her job as a prostitute. It was meant to be a part-time thing, but now, it’s the only thing she can use to validate her existence. Her situation is compounded by the new girl, 16-year-old Nadia, who is more confident and popular. Martha resents her but is also drawn to her. The two begin a sexual relationship they believe means more, but Martha remains just as confused and often wonders if you can love and not love someone at the same time.
From the director of the Last House on the Left 2009 remake, Hardcore features an edgy style and music, mostly in a good way.