The story of 6 or 7 prostitutes, at Pireas harbor.

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Jenny Karezi ...
Eleni Niculescu
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Mihailos
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Petros
Manos Katrakis ...
Ship captain Nikolas Maroukis
Mairi Hronopoulou ...
Mary Pana
Faidon Georgitsis ...
Angelos
Alexandra Ladikou ...
Anna Georganta
Despo Diamantidou ...
Madam Pari
Eleni Anousaki ...
Myrsini
Notis Peryalis ...
Old Man
Iro Kyriakaki ...
Katerina
Kostas Kourtis ...
Doris
Katerina Helmy ...
Marina Georgiadou
Thodoros Kefalopoulos ...
Eleni's Customer
Soula Nikiforidou
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The residents of a poor neighbourhood in Piraeus are asked to leave as modernization will take place. The prostitutes of one of the many brothels are preparing to move on. The camera follows their individual stories, their misery, shattered dreams and hopes for a better future. Written by Sophia Economides <sophia@orion.eee.kcl.ac.uk>

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A Brilliant Jarring Story About Four Women Who Make "Irma la Douce" Seem Like a Sunday School Frolic See more »

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1963 (Greece)  »

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References Indiscreet (1958) See more »

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O pio kalos o mathitis
Composed and performed by Giorgos Zambetas
Lyrics by Haralabos Vasileiadis
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Just art!
23 November 2011 | by (Greece) – See all my reviews

After viewing this movie, it will be impossible to believe that what you just saw was merely a number of actors playing their role for a film. Instead, you get the impression that those people were actually leaving there and those were the lives they led. I believe that this is pure art! No need to invest a fortune for an impressive production as long as there are highly skilled actors and directors who do an excellent job of letting you enter the magic world of the movie and share their experience. The underground atmosphere is depicted in an excellent even nostalgic way. The music is captivating. Tzeni Karezi will always remain in Greek people's hearts no matter how many years will pass. If you really love the art of pure cinematography your shouldn't miss this movie.


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