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.
Fiercely proud and unapologetically independent, Stella--the blonde Rebetico diva and flamboyant entertainer of the small night-club named Paradise--above all, is a woman who cherishes her freedom. Choosing to give in to desire without ever committing herself to one man, the feisty vocalist stays true to her ideals; however, a fateful encounter with the explosive and egotistic football player, Miltos, will pave the way for an unexpected and all-consuming whirlwind romance. Up until now, no one has ever managed to control Stella and rob her of her precious autonomy; nevertheless, Miltos is the inadvertent catalyst in an already volatile relationship, and he demands total surrender. Undoubtedly, love is grand but it can be dangerous--and as everything points to a tragic ending--only a paradoxical act of carnivorous devotion can provide catharsis. And in the aftermath of passion, there can be no winners.Written by
One of the best Greek films ever released. Its highlights are the great acting of Melina Mercouri (she was robbed away the Cannes Best Actress Award) and the music of Manos Hadjidakis (he won an Oscar for Nener on Sunday(1960).
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