Austerity, Renos Gavris’ powerful short film, is rooted in truth.  The film ends with a commemoration to Dimitris Christoulas, a retired pharmacist who committed suicide in Syntagma Square in Athens in 2012, right outside the parliament buildings.  In his suicide note, he compared the Greek parliament to Nazi-era collaborationists and described how he saw suicide as the only dignified way out...

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