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The Fear (1966)
"O fovos" (original title)

 -  Crime | Drama  -  9 October 1967 (USA)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Elli Fotiou ...
Hrysa
Anestis Vlahos ...
Anestis Kanalis
Spiros Focás ...
Nikos
Elena Nathanail ...
Anna Kanali
Mairi Hronopoulou ...
Mrs. Kanali
Alexis Damianos ...
Dimitros Kanalis
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Kostas Gennatas
Theodoros Katsadramis ...
(as Thodoros Katsadramis)
Giorgos Sifis
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Superbly powerful performance by Anestis Vlahos....
7 November 2014 | by (Fairfax, VA) – See all my reviews

Anestis, the son of Demitrios, is a psychologically and emotionally crippled young man, harshly treated by his tyrannical father and bitter stepmother. Demetrios rules his family and his big wheat farm with an iron hand even though he himself reserves the right to go get drunk and take up with whores whenever it suits him. Anestis is a bit slow and socially undeveloped, the butt of the other young men in the village who taunt him for never having known a woman sexually though he is nearly 30. No one has ever been kind to him in his whole life...he has never known love or approval. Driven by his needs and unsatisfied lust aroused by his frequent voyeurism, he traps a saintly, beautiful deaf-mute hired girl who was milking the goats in the barn. Unable to control himself, he rapes her as she is deaf to his pleas. About to be discovered, he tries to calm her down but she is hysterical, so in panic he shakes her against a wall and unintentionally crushes her skull, killing her. Her fear is now his and his guilt and remorse destroy what little sense is left in him.... The stepmother soon finds the body he hid under some hay and knows that he murdered her...in contempt and hatred for him she and his father help him to dispose of the body in the nearby lake, believing that the townspeople will lynch the whole family if it's ever found out. Ridden with horror at his crime, Anestis is forced to dance at his stepsister's wedding but his eyes are full of guilt and fear of discovery. He constantly breaks into sweats and in a state of near nervous collapse. The superb acting by Anestis Vlahos is unforgettable, the portrayal of a weak and twisted man who never even thought of committing such an heinous crime is so powerful you will actually feel sympathy for the unfortunate man who became both rapist and murderer. The beautiful black and white cinematography is stark and brooding, underscoring the tragedy and the fear.


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