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PVC-1 is the feature debut from Greek-born filmmaker Spiros Statholulopoulos and is inspired by real life events. The 84 minute film was shot in one single continuous take without cuts by using a Glidecam Smooth Shooter camera and stabilization system. PVC-1 tells the tense tale of a Columbian farmer (Daniel Paez), and his wife Elvira (Merida Urquia), who falls victim to a bizarre act of terrorism. When kidnappers demand that Elvira pay a ransom of 7000 and she fails to raise the money in time, the woman is turned into a human time bomb. The terrorists place an improvised explosive device (IED) made out of a PVC pipe around the woman's neck. The woman is then forced to endure an excruciating waiting game from which there appears to be no escape. Spiros' directorial debut premiered at the Cannes International Film Festival in 2007 and won many awards at the International Thessaloniki Film Festival.