PEKK's The Ten Best Greek Films

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1.
The Ogre of Athens (1956)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
A peaceful, frightened little man is mistakenly identified as "the dragon", a notorious criminal at large. He briefly and reluctantly rules the underworld until they realize their mistake. (103 mins.)
 
2.
Evdokia (1971)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
A prostitute (Evdokia) meets a sergeant (Yorgos). They fall in love and get married after a short love affair... (97 mins.)
Director: Alexis Damianos
 
3.
The Travelling Players (1975)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
Greece 1939 - 1952 Fascist, Nazi, Communist conflict as seen through a family of travelling provincial players (230 mins.)
 
4.
I fotografia (1986)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Ilias Apostolou, a young furrier who has had a hard time under the dictatorship, leaves Castoria in 1971 to emigrate to France... (102 mins.)
Director: Nikos Papatakis
 
5.
Stella (1955)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
The story of a young, wild woman who doesn't want to compromise and settle down. Stella is a restless... (90 mins.)
 
6.
The Counterfeit Coin (1955)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  
Four stories, humorous, romantic or dramatic, are linked by a counterfeit gold sovereign. It is made by the honest engraver in the first story... (127 mins.)
Director: Yorgos Javellas
 
7.
Rembetiko (1983)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
The story of a group of Rembetes, singers and musicians of the Greek equivalent to the blues, in the early decades of the 20th century, seen through the eyes of a young female singer. (110 mins.)
Director: Costas Ferris
 
8.
Reconstruction (1970)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
A woman murders her husband, upon his return home after a long absence, with the complicity of the lover who has relieved her loneliness... (100 mins.)
 
9.
Sweet Bunch (1983)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
The diary of the life and death of a group of "amoral" young people, who have reached the point of no... (154 mins.)
 
10.
I earini synaxis ton agrofylakon (1999)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
This film takes place at a small village at the greek island of Chios, sometime around 1960. When the local field watchman dies... (178 mins.)
 
11.
Karkalou (1984)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
(85 mins.)
Director: Stavros Tornes