Theophilos (1987)

Theofilos (original title)
The life and death of Theophilos, the major folk painter of modern Greek art.


Lakis Papastathis
3 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »


Cast overview, first billed only:
Dimitris Katalifos ... Theofilos Hatzimihail
Stamatis Fasoulis ... Stratis
Dimitris Kaberidis ... Stavros Hatzimihail
Irini Hatzikonstadi Irini Hatzikonstadi ... Kama
Thodoros Exarhos
Ivonni Maltezou ... Nun
Themis Manesis ... Iska the Magician
Dinos Lyras
Anastasia Kritsi Anastasia Kritsi
Stratos Pahis Stratos Pahis ... Cafe owner
Manos Stalakis Manos Stalakis
Manolis Sormainis
Fraizi Mahaira Fraizi Mahaira
Aris Petropoulos Aris Petropoulos
Dimitris Yiannakopoulos Dimitris Yiannakopoulos
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The movie was screened during 1987-1988 and sold 6,500 tickets. It came 13th out of 20 movies. See more »

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October 1987 (Greece) See more »

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Lesvos, Greece

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