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Afti i nyhta menei (1999)

On the brink of the new millennium, a young aspiring singer leaves Athens for the seedy nightclubs of the rough Greek province, bent on getting her big break amid milky-white cigarette smokes, decayed divas--and ultimately--broken hopes.

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Thanos Alexandris (based on a novel by), Thanos Alexandris (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Nikos Kouris Nikos Kouris ... Andreas
Athina Maximou Athina Maximou ... Stella
Zoe Nalbanti Zoe Nalbanti ... Tzina
Kostas Markopoulos Kostas Markopoulos ... Boxer
Thanasis Viskadourakis Thanasis Viskadourakis ... Miltos
Giannis Rozakis Giannis Rozakis ... Professor
George Dialegmenos George Dialegmenos ... Pontikas
Thanos Alexandris Thanos Alexandris ... Alexandris
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Akis Akis ... Singer
Nikos Alatzas Nikos Alatzas
Thanasis Anagnostopoulos Thanasis Anagnostopoulos
Thomais Androutsou Thomais Androutsou
Giannis Astrakakis Giannis Astrakakis
George Bakolas George Bakolas
Fotini Baxevani
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Storyline

Stella is a beautiful young girl who dreams of becoming one day a famous singer. Her boyfriend Andreas leads a quiet life working at his small store, and doesn't approve Stella's quest for fame. When she decides to leave Athens for a singing job offered to her somewhere in north Greece, Andreas sets off on a quest to find her again and convince her to come back to him. Written by Chris Makrozahopoulos <makzax@hotmail.com>

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A love adventure. A journey to the edge of night.

Genres:

Drama | Music | Romance

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Country:

Greece | Cyprus

Language:

Greek

Release Date:

1999 (Greece) See more »

Also Known As:

Au bout de la nuit See more »

Filming Locations:

Xanthi, Greece See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Connections

References Lost Highway (1997) See more »

Soundtracks

Cabaret
Composed by Fred Ebb
Lyrics by Yannis Xanthoulis
Performed by Thanos Alexandris
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An excellent choice for a movie
8 February 2013 | by ssshadow269See all my reviews

I must admit that this film is one of the few or I might dare to say, the only Greek film which depicts in the most reliable way the harsh life at the night clubs of the Greek provinces. The movie presents some of the most crucial problems of our century such as easy and quick wealth, prostitution and the influx of immigrants. It focuses on the concerns of the young people of our time who feel hopeless and more alienated than ever before. Even though it is quite simple in its script it achieves to raise the interest of the viewer and even amuse him. The film is utterly realistic in every aspect and the performance of Nikos Kouris is absolutely stunning and thrilling. In addition the two leading actresses, Athena Maximou and Zoe Nalbanti having won the first and second acting awards respectively manage to give the viewer a sense of authenticity. Moreover the incredible soundtrack of the film with the song of the title by Stamatis Kraounakis makes it a movie to remember. The song itself has been a great hit among audiences with the amazing performance of Dimitra Papiou.All I all, I would say it has rightfully earned a place in the film industry.


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