I Liza Kai I Alli (1961)

DINOS DIMOPOULOS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  Greece, 1961.  Finos Film.  Screenplay by Vangelis Goufas.  Cinematography by Walter Lassally.  Music by Manos Hatzidakis.  Production Design by Markos Zervas.  Costume Design by Rita Strogylou.  Film Editing by Petros Lykas. Liza is a poor girl who sells combs in the streets of Monastiraki, arrested after she spends the night sleeping in a furniture…

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The Fairy And The Man (1969)

DINOS DIMOPOULOS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  Original title:  I Neraida Kai To Palikari Greece, 1969.  Finos Film.  Screenplay by Lakis Mihailidis. Cinematography by Giorgos Arvanitis.  Music by Nikos Mamangakis. Production Design by Markos Zervas.  Film Editing by Vasilis Spyropoulos. Aliki and Dimitri are reunited for more silliness, this time exploiting Greek regional humour in a love story that takes…

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The Bait (1964)

ALEKOS SAKELLARIOS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB. Original title:  To Doloma Alternate title:  Ace Of Spades Greece, 1964.  Finos Film.  Screenplay by Alekos Sakellarios.  Cinematography by Nikos Kavoukidis.  Music by Kostas Kapnisis.  Production Design by Markos Zervas.  Film Editing by Petros Lykas. Aliki Vougiouklaki is hilarious in this modern, slightly sexier version of Pygmalion.  Alekos Alexandrakis plays a card sharp who needs a pretty…

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The Policeman Of The 16th Precinct (1959)

ALEKOS SAKELLARIOS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  Original title:  O Ilias Tou 16ou Greece, 1959.  Finos Film.  Screenplay by Christos Giannakopoulos, Alekos Sakellarios, based on their play.  Cinematography by Dinos Katsouridis.  Music by Takis Morakis.  Production Design by Markos Zervas.  Costume Design by Sofia Karagianni.  Film Editing by Dinos Katsouridis, Giorgos Tsaoulis.   Hilarious Greek comedy in which a quickly conceived, seemingly clever idea ends…

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Aunt From Chicago (1957)

ALEKOS SAKELLARIOS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  Original title:  I Theia Apo To Sikago Greece, 1957.  Finos Film.  Screenplay by Alekos Sakellarios.  Cinematography by Dinos Katsouridis.  Music by Takis Morakis.  Production Design by Markos Zervas.  Film Editing by Dinos Katsouridis.   A conservative Athenian businessman is raising his young daughters and hoping that their shyness and lack of social finesse won’t prevent them…

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I Arhontissa Ki O Alitis (1968)

DINOS DIMOPOULOS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  Greece, 1968.  Finos Film.  Screenplay by Lakis Mihailidis. Cinematography by Giorgos Arvanitis.  Music by Nikos Mamangakis. Production Design by Markos Zervas.  Costume Design by Maria Savvaidou.  Film Editing by Vasilis Syropoulos. One of the lowest points of quality for the acting, singing (and, at that time, married in real life) team of…

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A Crazy Family (1965)

DINOS DIMOPOULOS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  Original title:  Mia trelli…trelli oikogeneia Greece, 1965.  Finos Film.  by Nikos Tsiforos, Polyvios Vasileiadis based on their play Oi Gynaikes Protimoun Tous Sklirous.  Cinematography by Nikos Kavoukidis.  Music by Mimis Plessas.  Production Design by Markos Zervas.  Film Editing by Petros Lykas. The title pretty much says it all: a wealthy high-society family in Athens…

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Dakrya Gia Tin Ilektra (1966)

GIANNIS DALIANIDIS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  Greece, 1966.  Finos Film.  Screenplay by Nikos Foskolos. Cinematography by Pavlos Filippou.  Music by Mimis Plessas.  Production Design by Markos Zervas.  Film Editing by Petros Lykas.   There’s Greek melodrama to the Nth degree when Zoe Laskari finds out that her mother (who looks about three years older than her) is schtupping their sexy…

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The Parisian (1969)

GIANNIS DALIANIDIS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  Original title:  I Pariziana Greece, 1969.  Finos Film.  Screenplay by Giannis Dalianidis.  Cinematography by Nikos Gardelis.  Music by Mimis Plessas.  Production Design by Markos Zervas.  Film Editing by Pavlos Filippou.   Rena Vlahopoulou plays a local seamstress who is tired of being expected to improve women’s lives along with their hemlines (“This isn’t a career,…

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Naked In The Street (1969)

GIANNIS DALIANIDIS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  Original title:  Gymnoi Sto Dromo Greece, 1969.  Finos Film.  Screenplay by Giannis Dalianidis, based on the play I Geitonia ton Angelon by Iakovos Kabanellis.  Cinematography by Nikos Dimopoulos.  Music by Stavros Xarhakos.  Production Design by Markos Zervas.  Costume Design by Giannis Vouros.  Film Editing by Petros Lykas.   Greek take on West Side Story has a rich…

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Mia Kyria Sta Bouzoukia (1968)

GIANNIS DALIANIDIS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  Greece, 1968.  Finos Film.  Screenplay by Giannis Dalianidis. Cinematography by Nikos Dimopoulos.  Music by Mimis Plessas.  Production Design by Markos Zervas.  Film Editing by Vasilis Syropoulos.   The cheese drips off every shot of this harmless musical comedy fluff, starring Zoe Laskari as a young woman desperate to get away from the insanely conservative control…

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I Pseftra (1963)

GIANNIS DALIANIDIS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  Greece, 1963.  Finos Film.  Screenplay by Giannis Dalianidis. Cinematography by Nikos Dimopoulos.  Music by Mimis Plessas.  Production Design by Manolis Kastrinos, Haris Milonas, Markos Zervas.  Film Editing by Petros Lykas.   They don’t get much flakier, but this musical-comedy is also harmless fun. Greek movie star Aliki Vougiouklaki plays, as usual, the centre of attention…

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