Created by Syni Pappa
In the dystopic city of Athens people kill themselves in every possible way while suicide is illegal. Futuristic Short Fiction WHACK "For The Right To Die".
"As soon as the terrors of life outweigh the terrors of death a man will put an end to his life." Arthur Schopenhauer
Whack is a short film that takes place in a dystopic Athenean cityscape of the near future. At the year of 2027 suicide, the city's trend of despair for years, becomes illegal. The state defines it as a horrible crime and people who get caught trying to commit and being imprisoned, send for life in breeding camps.
The camera follows a twenty four hour quest ,from dawn to dawn, around a highly guarded dystopic cityscape. We meet our heroes on their final or what they wished to be their final moments.
The inspiration for this film comes from the the city of Athens, the potent, violent combination of it's First & Third World realities.
It's hardcore everyday living and it's chaotic cityscape.
As suicides have already become a big happening on the city's public space in reality,
the film starts questioning about it and begins a sort of an existential quest, in a place where terror is life itself and people have no other will but to die.