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The Counterfeit Coin (1955)
"Istoria mias kalpikis liras" (original title)

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Four stories, humorous, romantic or dramatic, are linked by a counterfeit gold sovereign. It is made by the honest engraver in the first story, seduced by the charms of a young widow, and ... See full summary »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Vasilis Logothetidis ...
Anargyros Loumbardopoulos
Ilia Livykou ...
Fifi
Mimis Fotopoulos ...
Beggar
Sperantza Vrana ...
Maria
Orestis Makris ...
Vasilis Mavridis
Maria Kalamioti ...
Fanitsa
Ellie Lambeti ...
Aliki
Dimitris Horn ...
Pavlos
Dimitris Myrat ...
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Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Vasilis Afentakis ...
Taverner Yannis
Rallis Angelidis
Lavrentis Dianellos ...
Anastasis
Nikos Fermas ...
Store Keeper
Giannis Ioannidis ...
Mr. Pap(adopoulos)
Loula Ioannidou
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Four stories, humorous, romantic or dramatic, are linked by a counterfeit gold sovereign. It is made by the honest engraver in the first story, seduced by the charms of a young widow, and it subsequently passes into the hands of a beggar and a prostitute, a wealthy miser and a newly married couple where the husband is a poor artist. Written by Filios <filios@iname.com>

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28 December 1955 (Greece)  »

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I kalpiki lira  »

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Top cast of all times in Greek cinema
5 May 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The new year's Eve scene with the poor orphan girl and the old childless miser man in the third story is maybe the most touching scene in Greek cinema.

Orestis Makris awakens the viewers' hearts with his excellent dramatic performance. A few scenes earlier, his screen-wife had told him 'look at the lime-painter and his wife: they have no money, but they have Fanitsa, their little angel', a line that always brings tears in my eyes.A must-see movie, an all-star film that combines the top theater actors of the time with the then-emerging cinema stars of the following 20-30 years.A film shot in lovely settings of the old-time Athens.


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