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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.

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Costas Ferris
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6 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Sotiria Leonardou ... Marika
Nikos Kalogeropoulos ... Bambis
Michalis Maniatis ... Giorgakis
Themis Bazaka ... Andriana
Nikos Dimitratos ... Panagis
Giorgos Zorbas Giorgos Zorbas ... Thomas
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 ... 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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Goofs

In the 2004 director's cut version, at about 52:13, you can see a boom mic in the frame for about seven seconds. Maria is in the back room undressing, while Babis is talking to her from the front room. The mic peeks out from behind the left wall and is visible in the doorway between the two rooms in the center of the screen. See more »

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

Stou Thoma
Written by Costas Ferris and Stavros Xarhakos
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One of the best Greek movies
6 September 2005 | by mens1980See all my reviews

Considered to be one of the most powerful and emotional Greek movies, Rembetiko focuses on the life of an individual woman,a real person and through her personal story, it retells the story of Greece,from 1920 to 1955:the national disaster in Asia Minor,the one million refugees who came to Greece,the World War II,the Nazi occupation,the Civil War.The tragedy and the glory of a nation during the century.And all these bound with the music of rembetiko,the music of the outcasts.Great direction,great performances,great music.A voyage to history of the first half of the 20th century, but also a voyage to the origins of rembetiko.Realistic and dreamy.An original Greek epic.


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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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Technical Specs

Runtime:

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Sound Mix:

Mono | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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