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Stella (1955)

Proud and independent, Stella, an unconventional Rebetico singer who cherishes her freedom, finds herself in an intense whirlwind romance. Everything points to a tragic ending, and in the aftermath of passion, there can be no winners.

Director:

Michael Cacoyannis (as Mihalis Kakogiannis)

Writers:

Michael Cacoyannis (as Mihalis Kakogiannis), Iakovos Kabanellis (play)
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Won 1 Golden Globe. Another 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview:
Melina Mercouri ... Stella
Giorgos Foundas ... Miltos
Alekos Alexandrakis Alekos Alexandrakis ... Alekos
Hristina Kalogerikou ... Miltos' Mother
Voula Zouboulaki Voula Zouboulaki ... Anetta
Dionysis Papagiannopoulos ... Mitsos
Sofia Vempo Sofia Vempo ... Maria
Costas Kakavas Costas Kakavas ... Antonis (as Kostas Karalis)
Tasso Kavadia ... Alekos' Sister
Nikos Fermas
Nitsa Pappa Nitsa Pappa
Hristina Pateraki Hristina Pateraki
G. Pomonis G. Pomonis
Kostas Pomonis ... Alekos' Father
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Storyline

The story of a young, wild woman who doesn't want to compromise and settle down. Stella is a restless, rebellious Greek woman who plays with men and enjoys her life as much as she can. But when she meets a young football player, things get mixed up. She loves him but she loves her freedom too. So it's about time she made an important choice. Written by Xenophon Tsakanikas <ftpadmin@antigoni.med.auth.gr>

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tavern | 50s | athens | nightclub | greek | See All (63) »

Genres:

Drama | Romance

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Country:

Greece

Language:

Greek

Release Date:

4 April 1955 (Greece) See more »

Also Known As:

Stella - pigen fra baren See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Millas Film See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The opening credits are no, as usual, simple letters graphically added on screen, but real posters settled outside in streets or put on walls, and filmed with the entire city. See more »

Connections

Spoofed in Straight Story (2006) See more »

Soundtracks

O minas ehei 13
Music by Manos Hatzidakis
Lyrics by Michael Cacoyannis
Performed by Sofia Vempo
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Another excellent filmof Cacoyiannis Brilliant
10 July 2016 | by hellas517See all my reviews

Another film from filmmaker KAkKOGIANNIS He brought the Greek Cinema up from being mediocre and i have seen this film many times even when i was only 18 years old and ii have never forgotten it. This film was nominated for awards as was his other films He was a genius at his craft. The players are excellent not to mention the great singer Sofia Vembo who does sing two songs in the picture It is two bad that she only made just three films. She deserves much more credit than she gets here. Her recordings are heard on the 28th of October of each year which is a national holiday in Greece OXI day against the fascists who tried to conquer Greece. She made many recordings and her memory will endure forever. Again i recommend this film very highly.


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