Greek submissions for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film

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1. I limni ton pothon (1957)

98 min | Drama, Romance

7.0
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Director: Giorgos Zervos | Stars: Jenny Karezi, Giorgos Foundas, Eleni Zafeiriou, Koula Agagiotou

Votes: 24

2. Electra (I) (1962)

Not Rated | 110 min | Drama

7.7
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Living in exile after the death of their father, the grown children of a murdered and usurped king converge to exact eye-for-an-eye revenge.

Director: Mihalis Kakogiannis | Stars: Irene Papas, Giannis Fertis, Aleka Katselli, Theano Ioannidou

Votes: 993

3. Ta kokkina fanaria (1963)

132 min | Drama, Romance

8.2
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The inextricably intertwined stories of five women who work as prostitutes just before the ban on brothels in Troumba.

Director: Vasilis Georgiadis | Stars: Jenny Karezi, Giorgos Foundas, Dimitris Papamichael, Manos Katrakis

Votes: 1,233

4. Prodosia (1964)

96 min | Drama, War

7.0
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Director: Kostas Manoussakis | Stars: Petros Fyssoun, Manos Katrakis, Dimitris Myrat, Elli Fotiou

Votes: 44

5. Blood on the Land (1965)

130 min | Adventure, Drama, Western

7.6
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In Greece, in the early part of the 20th century, two brothers from a wealthy landowning family have opposite views on how the poor workers who work on their land should be treated.

Director: Vasilis Georgiadis | Stars: Nikos Kourkoulos, Mairi Hronopoulou, Giannis Voglis, Faidon Georgitsis

Votes: 584

6. Love Cycles (1966)

87 min | Drama

5.9
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A model (Elena Nathanail) is on vacation with her sailor husband (Thodoros Roumpanis), and she falls in love with an employee (Spyros Fokas) who works in the hotel where they are staying. ... See full summary »

Director: George Skalenakis | Stars: Elena Nathanail, Spiros Focás, Thodoros Roubanis, Despo Diamantidou

Votes: 57

7. Vyzantini rapsodia (1968)

90 min | Drama, Romance

5.6
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Director: George Skalenakis | Stars: Kostas Karras, Betty Arvaniti, Thodoros Roubanis, Yanis Alexandridis

Votes: 10

8. Koritsia ston ilio (1968)

80 min | Drama, Romance

7.1
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A shepherd falls in love with an English tourist in Greece.

Director: Vasilis Georgiadis | Stars: Giannis Voglis, Anne Lonnberg, Kostas Bakas, Miranta Myrat

Votes: 348

9. O thiasos (1975)

230 min | Drama, History, Music

8.0
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Greece 1939 - 1952 Fascist, Nazi, Communist conflict as seen through a family of travelling provincial players

Director: Theodoros Angelopoulos | Stars: Eva Kotamanidou, Aliki Georgouli, Vangelis Kazan, Stratos Pahis

Votes: 2,693

10. Iphigenia (1977)

Not Rated | 127 min | Drama

7.9
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To appease offended gods before going to war, a commander must sacrifice his favorite daughter to them but does so under the pretext of marrying her off.

Director: Mihalis Kakogiannis | Stars: Irene Papas, Kostas Kazakos, Kostas Karras, Tatiana Papamoschou

Votes: 1,208

11. O anthropos me to garyfallo (1980)

125 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.7
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The story of Nikos Belogiannis member of the communist party and officer of Ellas that has come back to Greece only to get arrested, tried for espionage on behalf of Russia and executed. A ... See full summary »

Director: Nikos Tzimas | Stars: Alekos Alexandrakis, Angelos Antonopoulos, Kostas Kazakos, Vangelis Kazan

Votes: 360

12. Angelos (1982)

R | 126 min | Drama

6.1
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A young gay man in Athens, Angelo, keeps his sexual identity a secret from his family. He falls hard for a rough sailor, Mikhalis, and moves in with him. Mikhalis convinces Angelo to dress ... See full summary »

Director: Giorgos Katakouzinos | Stars: Michalis Maniatis, Dionysis Xanthos, Katerina Helmy, Vasilis Tsaglos

Votes: 254

13. Theofilos (1987)

115 min | Biography, Drama

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Director: Lakis Papastathis | Stars: Dimitris Katalifos, Manthos Athinaios, Thodoros Exarhos, Stamatis Fasoulis

Votes: 52

14. Sti skia tou fovou (1988)

92 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

5.6
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A music composer tries to deposit money in his bank one morning, and is accused of counterfeiting. Harassed by the police, the gang of counterfeiters and a stranger, he becomes ... See full summary »

Director: Giorgos Karypidis | Stars: Giorgos Konstas, Makis Arvanitakis, Tasos Goudelis, Maria Kanellopoulou

Votes: 14

15. Topio stin omichli (1988)

TV-MA | 127 min | Drama

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Two children journey the long road to Germany to find the man they believe to be their father.

Director: Theodoros Angelopoulos | Stars: Michalis Zeke, Tania Palaiologou, Stratos Tzortzoglou, Eva Kotamanidou

Votes: 4,895

16. Erotas sti hourmadia (1990)

82 min | Comedy

6.9
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Panagiotis (Argyris Bakirtzis) and Giannis (Lazaros Andreou) are two good friends but also rivals in love. The first is a merchant and the second a violinist; one is tall and slim and the ... See full summary »

Director: Stavros Tsiolis | Stars: Argyris Bakirtzis, Lazaros Andreou, Dora Masklavanou, Vina Asiki

Votes: 68

17. To vlemma tou Odyssea (1995)

Unrated | 176 min | Drama, War

7.6
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An exiled filmmaker finally returns to his home country where former mysteries and afflictions of his early life come back to haunt him once more.

Director: Theodoros Angelopoulos | Stars: Harvey Keitel, Maia Morgenstern, Erland Josephson, Thanasis Vengos

Votes: 5,019 | Gross: $0.04M

18. I sfagi tou kokora (1996)

155 min | Drama

6.5
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Longing for a better life Evagoras and Onisilios, decide to emigrate to the Persian Gulf to earn enough money to start their own business. When they return home, the pair open a night club. However, their past catches up with them.

Director: Andreas Pantzis | Stars: Georges Corraface, Dimitris Vellios, Valeria Golino, Popi Avraam

Votes: 56

19. Eternity and a Day (1998)

Unrated | 137 min | Drama

7.9
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Famous writer Alexander is very ill and has little time left to live. He meets a little boy on the street, who is an illegal immigrant from Albania, and goes on a journey with him to take the boy home.

Director: Theodoros Angelopoulos | Stars: Bruno Ganz, Isabelle Renauld, Fabrizio Bentivoglio, Achileas Skevis

Votes: 7,423 | Gross: $0.11M

20. From the Edge of the City (1998)

Unrated | 94 min | Crime, Drama

6.5
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47 Metascore

A group of Pontian Greek immigrant teenage dreamers dwelling marginalised in the notorious and lustreless wild suburbia, witness the city's repulsive face and an unrelenting world defined by prostitution, drugs, and inevitably, loss.

Director: Constantine Giannaris | Stars: Stathis Papadopoulos, Costas Kotsianidis, Panayiotis Hartomatzidis, Dimitris Papoulidis

Votes: 1,128

21. Peppermint (1999)

105 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

6.8
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Stefanos is a man at his 40's who has inherited a fortune from his mother's aunt. One day Manolis, his schoolmate, calls him and invites him to a party featuring an old friends' reunion. ... See full summary »

Director: Costas Kapakas | Stars: Georges Corraface, Giorgos Gerontidakis-Sempetadelis, Anny Loulou, Alexandros Mylonas

Votes: 702

22. In Good Company (2000)

96 min | Comedy

6.3
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A convict out of prison to visit his mother, followed by two policemen. A lunatic out of the asylum, followed by two doctors. Their meeting is the beginning of the most hilarious situations... See full summary »

Director: Nikos Zapatinas | Stars: Giorgos Kimoulis, Nikos Kalogeropoulos, Evelina Papoulia, Mimis Chrisomalis

Votes: 283

23. To monon tis zois tou taxeidion (2001)

85 min | Biography, Drama

7.1
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As Georgios Vizneyos, one of Greece's greatest authors, degenerates in an Athens mental asylum, the tale of another story-teller, his grandfather, begins to emerge through his mad ramblings... See full summary »

Director: Lakis Papastathis | Stars: Ilias Logothetis, Fragiski Moustaki, Lazaros Andreou, Ali Emre Ates

Votes: 107

24. Tha to metanioseis (2002)

100 min | Comedy, Romance

6.1
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All indications were that Maraki was made for great things, for honor and distinctions. And yet contrary to all expectations our heroine cops out. She refuses to take the university ... See full summary »

Director: Katerina Evangelakou | Stars: Mania Papadimitriou, Ivonni Maltezou, Christos Stergioglou, Lena Kitsopoulou

Votes: 77

25. Politiki kouzina (2003)

108 min | Comedy, Drama

7.6
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48 Metascore

"A Touch of Spice" is a story about a young Greek boy (Fanis) growing up in Istanbul, whose grandfather, a culinary philosopher and mentor,teaches him that both food and life require a ... See full summary »

Director: Tassos Boulmetis | Stars: Georges Corraface, Ieroklis Michaelidis, Renia Louizidou, Tamer Karadagli

Votes: 11,039

26. I horodia tou Haritona (2005)

135 min | Comedy, Music

6.8
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Chariton Ulianov has one great love: Life! That particular love affair however does not hamper him in his pursuit of enjoyment of her simpler pleasures. For him every woman is beautiful, ... See full summary »

Director: Grigoris Karantinakis | Stars: Georges Corraface, Akilas Karazisis, Maria Nafpliotou, Christos Stergioglou

Votes: 328

27. Eduart (2006)

104 min | Drama

6.4
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Based upon true events Eduart, a young man raised in a cruel and oppressive family environment, leaves Albania with the dream of becoming a rock star and living a better life. His reckless ... See full summary »

Director: Angeliki Antoniou | Stars: Eshref Durmishi, André Hennicke, Ndriçim Xhepa, Ermela Teli

Votes: 363

28. Diorthosi (2007)

87 min | Drama

6.2
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Director: Thanos Anastopoulos | Stars: Giorgos Symeonidis, Ornela Kapetani, Savina Alimani, Nikos Georgakis

Votes: 132

29. Oi sklavoi sta desma tous (2008)

127 min | Drama, Romance

5.8
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Genteel aristocrats and the terrible impasse erect in front of them their debts, forbidden loves and marriages interests, passions and conflicts.

Director: Adonis Lykouresis | Stars: Giannis Fertis, Dimitra Matsouka, Akis Sakellariou, Christos Loulis

Votes: 112

30. Kynodontas (2009)

Unrated | 94 min | Drama, Thriller

7.3
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73 Metascore

Three teenagers live isolated, without leaving their house, because their over-protective parents say they can only leave when their dogtooth falls out.

Director: Yorgos Lanthimos | Stars: Christos Stergioglou, Michele Valley, Angeliki Papoulia, Hristos Passalis

Votes: 55,328 | Gross: $0.11M