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A Matter of Dignity (1958)
"To teleftaio psema" (original title)

 -  Drama  -  19 January 1960 (USA)
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During one of her parents many parties, Chloe learns they're bankrupt. She's being courted by Niko, a wealthy Greek American, so she decides to charm him. He's quickly captivated. That ... See full summary »

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Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Ellie Lambeti ...
Hloi Pella
Athena Michaelidou ...
Roxanni Pella
Eleni Zafeiriou ...
Katerina
Giorgos Pappas ...
Kleon Pellas (as Georgios Pappas)
Michalis Nikolinakos ...
Galanos
Dimitris Papamichael ...
Markos
Minas Christidis ...
Nikos Dritsas
Vasilis Kailas ...
Vasilakis (as Vasilakis Kailas)
Zorz Sarri
Despo Diamantidou
Mairi Hronopoulou
Despoina Nikolaidou
Dimitris Hoptiris
Dimitra Zeza
Nikos Fermas
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During one of her parents many parties, Chloe learns they're bankrupt. She's being courted by Niko, a wealthy Greek American, so she decides to charm him. He's quickly captivated. That night, she also meets the masculine Galanos and sparks fly. Niko proposes, Chloe accepts, Galanos tries to change her mind. Her father wants to disclose their finances to Niko, her mother argues against it as a matter of dignity. The family's long-time servant must care for her son, who's had an accident. She's has not been paid in months, reminds Chloe to send money, and waits in her village as hospital bills mount. The servant comes back to Athens, confronts Chloe's mother, and a crisis ensues. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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A Gem!
27 February 2003 | by (Santa Fe) – See all my reviews

In preparation for a trip to Greece I've been renting all the Greek movies I can find, (alas, it's only a handful) but luckily in Santa Fe we have a wonderful foreign film video rental place that happened to have this film. Usually I try and keep my expectations low but I was pleasantly surprised to discover this black and white gem and more particularly the beautiful Elli Lambeti. She's Audrey Hepburn's tragic Greek shadow. Cacoyannis' political pretensions aside (some have indicated the movie is an indictment of the corrupt postwar middle-class)the film is riveting as human drama and Lambeti shines as a young woman torn between her loyalty to her parents and her deeper commitment to the truth. Alas, Lambeti made far too few films before her death in 1983. Based on this film alone her achievement is solid. A great actress.


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