Kosmas, a young man living in the slums, constantly tries to make ends meet, hoping for a better day. Read More »
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Ta kokkina fanaria / The Red Lanterns (1963) Vasilis Georgiadis, Jenny Karezi, Giorgos Foundas, Dimitris Papamichael, Drama, Romance
The residents of a poor neighbourhood in Piraeus are asked to leave as modernization will take place. The prostitutes of one of the many brothels are preparing to move on. The camera follows their individual stories, their misery, shattered dreams and hopes for a better future.
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Pote tin Kyriaki / Never on Sunday (1960) Jules Dassin, Melina Mercouri, Jules Dassin, Giorgos Foundas
Illia is Piraeus’s most popular person: an energetic prostitute, full of life and good humor. Every day, she swims at the pier, entertaining the dock hands. Sundays she has an open house with food, drink and song. Homer Thrace, an amateur philosopher from Middletown, Conn., arrives in town to find out why Greece has fallen from ancient greatness. He decides Illia is a symbol of that fall, so he sets out to study and to save her. Unknown to Illia, he gets the money for the books and all else he gives her from Mr. No Face, the local vice boss who wants Illia retired because her independence gives other whores ideas. Whose spirit is stronger: Homer’s classical ideal or Illia’s?
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