Beckett, Ferdinando Cito Filomarino’s second feature film, is now streamed on Netflix. The film shows John David Washington as an American tourist who ends up on the run after a tragic accident in Greece and plunges him into a political conspiracy.

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Washington plays the unfamiliar title character and the physical and political landscape of Greece plays a major role in the film. Many viewers have wondered why the film has no subtitles when the characters speak Greek throughout the film, but this is actually so that viewers identify even more with Beckett.

“Absolutely [it was a creative decision not to have subtitles]“, Said director Ferdinando Cito Filomarino to ComingSoon. “The premise was to relate to this character, someone who almost felt like what I would do if this situation, in contrast to the superhuman, slightly elevated tone of other films in this genre, suited me the idea experiencing with him and discovering elements of the plot of what is happening to him as well as being unable to decipher what people are saying in Greek just because he doesn’t speak Greek. And that definitely shaped the subjective experience. “

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No, it’s not a mistake, it’s a creative decision that is meant to immerse the viewer.

Beckett is now streaming on Netflix