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Istoria mias kalpikis liras (1955)

Four stories, humorous, romantic or dramatic, are linked by a counterfeit gold sovereign. It is made by the honest engraver in the first story, seduced by the charms of a young widow, and ... See full summary »

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Yorgos Tzavellas (as Yorgos Javellas)

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Yorgos Tzavellas (as Yorgos Javellas)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Vasilis Logothetidis Vasilis Logothetidis ... Anargyros Loumbardopoulos
Ilia Livykou ... Fifi
Mimis Fotopoulos Mimis Fotopoulos ... Beggar
Sperantza Vrana Sperantza Vrana ... Maria
Orestis Makris ... Vasilis Mavridis
Maria Kalamioti Maria Kalamioti ... Fanitsa
Ellie Lambeti ... Aliki
Dimitris Horn Dimitris Horn ... Pavlos
Dimitris Myrat Dimitris Myrat ... Narrator
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Vasilis Afentakis ... Taverner Yannis
Rallis Angelidis Rallis Angelidis
Lavrentis Dianellos ... Anastasis
Nikos Fermas ... Store Keeper
Giannis Ioannidis Giannis Ioannidis ... Mr. Pap(adopoulos)
Loula Ioannidou Loula Ioannidou
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Four stories, humorous, romantic or dramatic, are linked by a counterfeit gold sovereign. It is made by the honest engraver in the first story, seduced by the charms of a young widow, and it subsequently passes into the hands of a beggar and a prostitute, a wealthy miser and a newly married couple where the husband is a poor artist. Written by Filios <filios@iname.com>

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Country:

Greece

Language:

Greek

Release Date:

28 December 1955 (Greece) See more »

Also Known As:

I kalpiki lira See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Anzervos See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

There are two types of wipe transitions used in the film: from left to right, and from left down corner to right up corner. Both of the transitions consist of three black stripes. See more »

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Referenced in To aroma tou hronou (1997) See more »

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Greatest Greek movie ever made
30 August 2011 | by delta_nextSee all my reviews

If this film was made by a Hollywod director it would feature in the all time top 10. George Tzavelas masterpiece consists of four stories linked together by a counterfeit coin. In each story the characters seek to find happiness or love in things that turn out to be fake, hence the counterfeit pound. In the first story a lifetime silver merchant creates the coin only to realize it brought him nothing but fear, he throws it away and starts a new job as a happy man. In the second story a beggar falls in love with a prostitute and tricks her to sleep with him giving her the fake coin only to realize that she only cares about the money. In the third story a fatherless child finds protection and closure in the hands of a childless man that up till that moment cared only about the money. The final epic conclusion is about a newly married couple that struggle in poverty but remain in love. Until the woman decides to leave her husband for a richer one. He is left alone only with the coin that once represented their love, only to realize that the coin is in fact fake...


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