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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? Written by
Superb acting, storyline, characters, intercultural understanding, and music
This is one of the best films ever where the characters are human (unlike Star Wars, ET, etc), don't have magic powers (Edward Scissorhands, Terminator), aren't dealing with war, divorce, murder. In fact, no one gets killed!!!! No one needs to be killed or murdered for us to be manipulated into feeling drama for these characters, because the acting and story line are that good!!! Hello, Hollywood???? A truly believable, honest, sincere snapshot of 1960 Greece, questioning the difference between 1960 Greece and ancient Greece from an American and Greek perspective. I feel some irony writing this, as this movie seems so sweet, innocent, and pure nowadays compared to today's movies with their gratuitous sex and violence, yet in its time, Never on Sunday was a bit racy and controversial, as its heroine is a prostitute, yes? And the music is still catchy and great.
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