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Rembetiko (1983)

The story of a group of Rembetes, singers and musicians of the Greek equivalent to the blues, in the early decades of the 20th century, seen through the eyes of a young female singer.

Director:

Costas Ferris
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Cast

Credited cast:
Sotiria Leonardou Sotiria Leonardou ... Marika
Nikos Kalogeropoulos ... Bambis
Michalis Maniatis Michalis Maniatis ... Giorgakis
Themis Bazaka ... Andriana
Nikos Dimitratos ... Panagis
Giorgos Zorbas Giorgos Zorbas ... Thomas
Konstantinos Tzoumas Konstantinos Tzoumas ... Giannis
Vicky Vanita ... Roza
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Vaso Alexandridou Vaso Alexandridou ... Efterpi
Nikolas Asimos ... Diogenis
Lina Babatsia Lina Babatsia ... Matina
Takis Binis Takis Binis ... Singer
Nikos Birbilis ... Iordanis
Marilena Dania Marilena Dania
Katerina-Danai Ferri Katerina-Danai Ferri ... Young Andriana
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The story of a group of Rembetes, singers and musicians of the Greek equivalent to the blues, in the early decades of the 20th century, seen through the eyes of a young female singer.

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Alternate Versions

"Rembetiko, Special Edition 2004". 149 min. long. This is Costas Ferris' Directors' Final Cut of the film, for DVD release, with sound 5+1 and image digital restoration, plus all the scenes that where cut out for the 1883 film version. Producer of this version is the director himself, as he owned since 1983 the rights of the original master negative and the TV versions that followed since 1984. Associate producer is Costas Sakkaris, of the Victory Media Co. See more »

Connections

Edited into To didymo tis symforas (1989) See more »

Soundtracks

Hasapiko
Written by Stavros Xarhakos
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User Reviews

 
Classic tale beautifully told
28 December 2016 | by aman-gabiSee all my reviews

Beautiful film and the music was very moving. This is a great film for people who want to delve deeper in to Greek culture. The many actresses that played Marika were very well chosen. Hats off to Ferris who wrote such a story. The scenery in the film really helped give an idea about the slums. I wish the subtitles were a bit better because I noticed there was more going on and not enough being translated. It is amazing how the blues genre of the world is the same in soul but different in sound. I would have loved a bit more history on Asia minor. The music at the lemon market is my favourite in the beginning. This story is not about the famous Greek singer although a lot of similarities do exist but amazing movie nonetheless.


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Country:

Greece

Language:

Greek

Release Date:

10 May 1985 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Remb√©tico See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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