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Crying... Silicon Tears (2001)
"To klama vgike ap' ton Paradeiso" (original title)

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This is the story of two Greek families, named Delafrangas and Bisbikides. The former family is very wealthy & lucky, the latter very poor and continually struck by fate. Poor but honest ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Anna Panagiotopoulou ...
Lavrentia Bisbiki
Mirka Papakonstantinou ...
Tzela Delafranga
Tasos Halkias ...
Stefanos Baras
Maria Kavoyianni ...
Martha Bisbiki
Joyce Evidi ...
Jenny Delafranga (as Joys Evidi)
Michalis Reppas ...
Giakoumis Bardakas
Trifon Karatzas ...
Vyron Delafrangas
Anna Kyriakou ...
Thekla Bara
Mina Adamaki ...
Billio
Alexandros Antonopoulos ...
Hristos Valavanidis ...
Heinrich Von Snitchell
Dimitris Piatas ...
Kitsos Vardoulas
Sofia Filippidou ...
Syrmo
Mimis Chrisomalis ...
Parnassos
Babis Giotopoulos ...
Syrmo's Father
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This is the story of two Greek families, named Delafrangas and Bisbikides. The former family is very wealthy & lucky, the latter very poor and continually struck by fate. Poor but honest Martha is in love with Giakoumis, a young builder and bouzouki organist, but all her dreams fall apart when posh Tzela "steals" the love of her beloved one... A couple of flash backs, following their families roots back to WW2 and the Turkish domination, and a hidden secret will unfold the story's ending... Written by Yiorgos Efthimiadis <sethdove@hotmail.com>

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25 October 2001 (Greece)  »

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GRD 450,000,000 (estimated)
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Don't mix this with Greek cinema because it isn't.
15 February 2003 | by (Cambridge, UK) – See all my reviews

This thing is just OK only to watch it on a Friday night with your bored-to-death mates (that's what I did yesterday). I laughed to tears in some scenes taking the p*** of the 1950s-1970s Greek films but:

These laughs are not the effect of a genuine or sensitive humour but rather similar to a reaction when someone farts. This is not really cinema, just a sequence of TV-style gangs we watch every year in the Xmas programmes. My three (out of ten) is the mark that this "film" deserves ;-)

Two years ago I was bit harsh to all the good people of Greek TV-Washing Machine so I repeat it: this thing is easy to watch and you laugh with it but after you watch it you feel an emptiness, a gap; it's the intellectual deficit of modern Greece.


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