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Strella (2009)

Yorgos is released from prison after 14 years of incarceration for a murder he committed. He meets Strella, a young transsexual sex worker. They spend the night together and soon they fall in love. But the past is catching up with Yorgos.

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Panos H. Koutras
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Credited cast:
Mina Orfanou ... Strella
Yannis Kokiasmenos ... Giorgos Mihalopoulos
Minos Theoharis ... Alex
Argyris Kavidas ... Nikos
Akis Ioannou Akis Ioannou ... Wilma
Konstantinos Siradakis ... Antonis (as Kostas Seiradakis)
Konstadinos Aspiotis Konstadinos Aspiotis ... Strella's Client
Mania Lembesi Mania Lembesi ... Singer
Ivan Svitailo ... Yuri
Mani Toumbou Mani Toumbou ... Kid
Giorgos Mazis ... Kouloukousis
Betty Vakalidou ... Mary
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Tasos Antoniou ... Tenant
Loukas Arvanitidis Loukas Arvanitidis ... Prison Employee
Andreas Asimakopoulos Andreas Asimakopoulos ... Koukles Club Patron
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Yorgos is released from prison after 14 years of incarceration for a murder he committed in his small Greek village. He spends his first night out in a cheap downtown hotel in Athens. There he meets Strella, a young transsexual sex worker. They spend the night together and soon they fall in love. But the past is catching up with Yorgos. With Strella on his side he will have to find a new way out. Written by Anonymous

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The film was completed without any state funding. See more »

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How High the Moon
Written by Nancy Hamilton & Morgan Lewis (as William Lewis)
Performed by Gloria Gaynor
Courtesy of Chappell & Co. Inc.
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Too much for me
15 May 2011 | by AngeneerSee all my reviews

I'm not conservative, I'm not a puritan, I'm tolerant and liberal, but I do have some limits and this film surpassed them.

I want to emphasize I do not mean the transsexual theme, which is absolutely fine, after all I did enjoy The Crying Game. I mean the twist in the plot, which I do not want to reveal for those who haven't seen the movie but it did make a very bad impression to me. This was WAY too much and spoiled my movie experience. This was bordering sickness. I can't believe such a sick twist was airbrushed in all the reviews I happened to read about this movie. And for what is worth, I also enjoyed Oldboy.

Anyway, art is art, but be prepared. For me only redeeming aspects if you manage to take the scenario out of the picture is Mina Orfanou's performance and the competent direction.


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Country:

Greece

Language:

Greek | Russian

Release Date:

17 December 2009 (Greece) See more »

Also Known As:

A Woman's Way See more »

Filming Locations:

Athens, Greece See more »

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$43,818
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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