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Murder Backstage (1960)

Eglima sta paraskinia (original title)
A notorious for her erotic scandal actor, Rosa Delly, is stabbed in her dressing room. The case is assumed by the inspector Bekas, who is asked to answer the following questions: Who killed... See full summary »

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Dinos Katsouridis

Writers:

Giannis Maris (novel), Giannis Maris (screenplay)
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Credited cast:
Alekos Alexandrakis Alekos Alexandrakis ... Journalist Makris
Titos Vandis ... Inspector Bekas
Maro Kodou Maro Kodou ... Elena Pavlidi
Aliki Georgouli Aliki Georgouli ... Mary Labrinou
Zorz Sarri ... Thaleia Halkia
Hristos Tsaganeas Hristos Tsaganeas ... Pavlos Stefanou
Dimos Starenios
Gikas Biniaris Gikas Biniaris
Dimitris Nikolaidis
Yorgos Damasiotis Yorgos Damasiotis
Lavrentis Dianellos
Effie Mela Effie Mela ... Roza Delli
Sapfo Notara Sapfo Notara
Thanasis Mylonas ... Haris Apostolidis
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Vasos Andrianos Vasos Andrianos
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A notorious for her erotic scandal actor, Rosa Delly, is stabbed in her dressing room. The case is assumed by the inspector Bekas, who is asked to answer the following questions: Who killed and how the murder happened after the door was locked in from inside? As suspected carried three persons: the zenpremie troupe Charis Apostolidis who quarreled with her the night of the murder, a stranger who visited the same night, and her colleague Elena Pavlidis who always hated her. The journalist Makris, who carries the case on behalf of his newspaper, manages to find the edge, thus helping Bekas. Written by Tony Montana

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Country:

Greece

Language:

Greek

Release Date:

September 1960 (Greece) See more »

Also Known As:

Mord hinter den Kulissen See more »

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Classy Greek noir
10 December 2015 | by morogiorgasSee all my reviews

A rare jewel for Greek cinema. This is one of a few Greek noir films and in my opinion the best.

A crime is committed in a theater. The leading lady of a play is murdered in her dressing room, and (the famous) police inspector Bekas (Titos Vandis) will investigate the case. His friend Makris (Alekos Alexandrakis), a newspaper editor, will help him solve it.

Eglima sta paraskinia (I could translate it as Backstage crime), is a highly artistic and a rather suspenseful whodunit movie, written by a master of the genre, Yannis Maris. The acting is great, especially by the two protagonists. Vandis nails the role of Bekas and should have reprised it in another movie. Alexandrakis is full of grace as usual, in a role that suites him well. The rest of the cast give great performances as well.

The movie may be the first Dinos Katsouridis directs, but because of his previous experience as an editor and cinematographer, he does it superbly. Also Aristeidis Karydis-Fuchs is responsible for the artistic cinematography, which won the first prize at Thessaloniki Film Festival that year. Finally, Mimis Plessas composed the music which greatly fits the ambiance of the movie.

I can imagine that it would be difficult for a non-Greek to discover that film but I definitely recommend it to everyone, especially to film noir lovers.


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