Aliki is in love with someone who serves his duty in the greek navy. Wanting to see him, she disguises as a navy soldier and gets aboard her lover's ship. Things get more complicated when ... See full summary »
A young and brave girl after her father's death decides to continue her father's trade, carrying people and things with his boat. Thus she will be able to feed her 6 brothers/sisters. ... See full summary »
Young teacher Floras arrives to teach a class at a girls' high school in Athens. His students, daughters of rich Athenian families, are very spoilt making his and the other teachers work ... See full summary »
Katsaros, Rena's rich father insists in marrying her with Dinos, son of a ship owner. Rena escapes, dresses as a boy and introduces herself as Pipis. Pipis meets Lefteris who helps him. ... See full summary »
This is a story of two families, on the island of Crete, whose everlasting rivalry has split the inhabitants in two groups. In Chania, Crete the townspeople either defend the Fourtounakis ... See full summary »
Mary lends her car to her friend Lili (wife of jealous Mihalis) who wants it for meeting her new boyfriend. But Lili has an accident and returns the car in a very bad condition. To cover up... See full summary »
A rich girl leaves her family to avoid marrying the person her father has chosen for her. Her father offers a reward in order to find her and an other girl that looks exactly as her is ... See full summary »
An actress of range, charm and humour - very Greek
I'm an Englishman who, as yet, speaks little Greek with confidence. However, this was the movie, with English sub-titles, which, a little more than a year ago, introduced me to Aliki. So far I have only nine of her movies and I'll reserve judgment on just how good I think it is, at least in relation to the other movies I have seen so far. Nonetheless, I defy anyone not to be moved by the theatre scene where the audience join her in singing, 'Iparche nanta ena tragoudi'. Movies like Ipolohagos Natassa and To Taxidi show how good Aliki must have been on stage and in serious drama. Even so, it wasn't until I saw Aliki in 'Mantalena' that I was, and remain, truly captivated. Aliki singing, 'Thalassa platia' is surely one of the most beautiful scenes in the cinema and her rapport with Panteli Zervo SO moving. Aliki's movies and songs should be recognised as a Greek national treasure and a respectful visit to her grave a must for any visit to Athens. So, if you haven't started GET COLLECTING. Start with Ipolohagos Natassa, Mantalena, Astero, To Pio Lambro or Aliki sto Naftiko (for a rollicking good laugh) and To Taxidi. I promise you that Aliki will become a permanent part of the crystal of your self in a way that few actors can.
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