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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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Cast

Credited cast:
Sotiria Leonardou Sotiria Leonardou ... Marika
Nikos Kalogeropoulos 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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Storyline

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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Country:

Greece

Language:

Greek

Release Date:

10 May 1985 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ρεμπέτικο See more »

Company Credits

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (original)

Sound Mix:

Mono | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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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

Stis Pikras Ta Xeronissia
Written by Nikos Gatsos and Stavros Xarhakos
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Mo' Greek Blues
10 August 2019 | by kosmaspSee all my reviews

If I where to rate the music ... this would be an easy 10/10. At least and while I don't mean to slam or rather minimize the movie, in comparison it does fade a little bit. But that is nitpicking, because overall it is a great movie/drama. We get a woman and how she became the person she is. The singer, the individual, the character men see and crave.

There might be a few bumps along the ride and certain things may feel uncomfotable to watch to say the least, but the movie stays true to its nature. And yes the music is melodramatic at times, but it is also very apt. It generates emotion that cannot be denied. And if you understand the text, even more so. I remember watching this when I was little and rewatching it gave me goosebumps all over again ... The historical background seals the deal


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