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Magiki polis (1954)

Kosmas, a young man living in the slums, constantly tries to make ends meet, hoping for a better day. Because of debts, he gets tangled up in smuggling. His morals are tested and he tries to find a way out.

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Credited cast:
... Kosmas
... Maria
Stephanos Stratigos
... Thanasis
Eva Brika
Haris Grigoriou
... Argiris
Eftyhia Pavlogianni
Tassos Katrapas
Fanis Kabanis
Natasa Kalpidou
Manos Katrakis
Mimis Fotopoulos
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Efi Linda ... Dancer
Zoi Magou ... Singer
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Kosmas, a young man living in the slums, constantly tries to make ends meet, hoping for a better day. Because of debts, he gets tangled up in smuggling. His morals are tested and he tries to find a way out.

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18 July 1955 (Greece)  »

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Magiczne miasto  »

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Referenced in The Ogre of Athens (1956) See more »

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Beautiful, great film making
3 March 2017 | by See all my reviews

This is one of the few instances in film history that such a beautiful work was made out of almost nothing. Most people cannot know that the making of this film was a miracle. Even if you hear it from the lips of Koundouros himself, still it seems unbelievable. The majority of films appear so bad so utter failures when you think making something beautiful like this one is so simple even if you start from nothing.


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