It’s Christmas Day and the Milgram family wake to find a mysterious black substance surrounding their house. Something monumental is clearly happening right outside their door, but what exactly – an industrial accident, a terrorist attack, nuclear war? Descending into terrified arguments, they turn on the television, desperate for any information. On screen, a message glows ominously: ‘Stay Indoors and Await Further Instructions’. As the television exerts an ever more sinister grip, their paranoia escalates into bloody carnage.
Mishellis, a small-time crook in his late thirties, is in an urgent need of money to repay his gambling debts. After a failed wedding robbery attempt he tries a more indirect approach were he impersonates a wedding planner in order to steal the money-stuffed envelopes brought as gifts to the wedding of an upper class family. In the process, he ends up a bit closer to his clients than he originally planned.
Five strangers wake up in a place that looks like an abandoned warehouse. None of them remember the last few days, or how they got there. As they try to find a way out, one by one they are attacked by an unknown force, and it soon becomes obvious that the only key to their survival lies in uncovering what brought them there in the first place.
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Yiannis’ plans to leave Cyprus are put on hold when his dog, Jimi, runs away and crosses the UN buffer zone that divides the “Greek” from the “Turkish” side of the island. Since animal exchange between the two “sides” is prohibited, Yiannis reluctantly joins forces with a cast of unexpected characters to smuggle him back.