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The story of a young, wild woman who doesn't want to compromise and settle down. Stella is a restless, rebellious Greek woman who plays with men and enjoys her life as much as she can. But ... See full summary »

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Credited cast:
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Giorgos Foundas ...
Miltos
Alekos Alexandrakis ...
Alekos
Hristina Kalogerikou ...
Miltos' Mother
Voula Zouboulaki ...
Anetta
Dionysis Papagiannopoulos ...
Mitsos
Sofia Vempo ...
Maria
Costas Kakavas ...
Antonis (as Kostas Karalis)
Tasso Kavadia ...
Alekos' Sister
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Nikos Fermas
Nitsa Pappa
Hristina Pateraki
G. Pomonis
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The story of a young, wild woman who doesn't want to compromise and settle down. Stella is a restless, rebellious Greek woman who plays with men and enjoys her life as much as she can. But when she meets a young football player, things get mixed up. She loves him but she loves her freedom too. So it's about time she made an important choice. Written by Xenophon Tsakanikas <ftpadmin@antigoni.med.auth.gr>

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4 April 1955 (Greece)  »

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Stella - pigen fra baren  »

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The opening credits are no, as usual, simple letters graphically added on screen, but real posters settled outside in streets or put on walls, and filmed with the entire city. See more »

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Referenced in Coupling: The Girl with One Heart (2002) See more »

Soundtracks

Agapi pou gine dikopo mahairi
Music by Manos Hatzidakis
Lyrics by Mihalis Kakogiannis
Performed by Melina Mercouri
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Unique Greek film
7 August 2011 | by (Cyprus) – See all my reviews

(Originally posted at 18 May 2002)

One of the best Greek films ever released. Its highlights are the great acting of Melina Mercouri (she was robbed away the Cannes Best Actress Award) and the music of Manos Hadjidakis - he won an Oscar for "Never on Sunday" (1960).

This Greek version of Carmen was first written as a play but was immediately adapted to the big screen to be used for the cinema premiere of Ms Merkouri. It was both a critical and box office success and won international acclaim (Golden Globe for Best Foreign Film, 1955).

Many supporting actors (Alekos Alexandrakis, Tasso Kavadia, Voula Zoumpoulaki, Sofia Vembo, the list is long...) do a great job and all the songs of film are cherished and performed to this day, the most known of them being the dramatic: "Agapi Pou Gines", that foreshadows the ending of the film - one of the most recognizable films of Greek cinema...


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