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The Man with the Carnation (1980)

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The story of Nikos Belogiannis member of the communist party and officer of Ellas that has come back to Greece only to get arrested, tried for espionage on behalf of Russia and executed. A ... See full summary »

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Alekos Alexandrakis ...
Georgios Kartalis
Angelos Antonopoulos ...
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Kostas Kazakos
Vangelis Kazan ...
Major Georgios Papadopoulos
Petros Fyssoun
Manos Katrakis ...
Nikolaos Plastiras
Foivos Gikopoulos ...
Nikos Belogiannis
Kostas Arzoglou
Anestis Vlahos ...
Apostolos
Dora Volanaki
Spyros Kalogirou
Giannis Katranis
Spyros Konstadopoulos
Tasos Lertas
Mirka Papakonstantinou ...
Elli Ioannidou
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The story of Nikos Belogiannis member of the communist party and officer of Ellas that has come back to Greece only to get arrested, tried for espionage on behalf of Russia and executed. A photograph of his bearing a carnation has circulated internationally and gives the name of the film. Written by scanoni

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Na to pareis to koritsi
Composed by Jacques Iakovidis
Lyrics by Kostas Nikolaidis
Performed by Koula Nikolaidou
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A good film
26 September 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is an excellent film, political and well crafted, concerning a crucial time in modern Greek history, the post-Civil War era and the intrusive US presence in the political life of Greece. Granted, the communist threat was still ever-present in the Greek psyche but the US Ambassador and the Pentagon's presence in Greek political life, and the influence the US Embassy wielded on the government and the Palace is well handled. The acting is controlled and not excessive as is usual in Greek films and except for the opening vignettes of police actions against the Greek leftists and their suffering on the prison IsIand (perhaps Makronissos) is convincing.


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