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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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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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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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9 February 1999 | by (Essex, UK) – See all my reviews

One of the top 5 Greek films ever. A story in four parts, a counterfeit sovereign being the protagonist that links all of them. The concept is simple but the way it is carried out is unique. A rare case of skillful directing resting upon great performances by 'real' (i.e. trained in theatre) actors.


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