7.3/10
3,050
9 user 11 critic

Strella (2009)

George 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... See full summary »

Director:

Panos H. Koutras
Reviews
4 wins & 4 nominations. See more awards »

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Xenia (2014)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Strangers in their own birthplace, 16-year-old Danny and 18-year-old Odysseus cross the entire country in search of their Greek father, after their Albanian mother passes away.

Director: Panos H. Koutras
Stars: Kostas Nikouli, Nikos Gelia, Yannis Stankoglou
Spirtokouto (2002)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Dimitris, a grumpy middle-aged man, is having a hard time with his business partner on a particular decision as to opening a new business; and he's also having a hell of a time with his ... See full summary »

Director: Yannis Economides
Stars: Errikos Litsis, Eleni Kokkidou, Costas Xikominos
Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

An aged , above any suspicion, bourgeois by the nickname 'The Master', lives isolated in a luxurious beachfront villa with his teenage daughter. In reality, however, he is an illicit trade ... See full summary »

Director: Nik Triantafyllidis
Stars: Vasilis Anastasiou, Ioanna Bakalakou, George Fourtounis
Miss Violence (2013)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

An unnerving story about a horrid family drama kept behind closed doors, and an elaborate facade where appearances can be deceiving, and nothing is as it seems.

Director: Alexandros Avranas
Stars: Themis Panou, Reni Pittaki, Eleni Roussinou
Ftina tsigara (2000)
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

As the lights flicker on a warm August night, amidst vacant Athens' stillness, a modern bohemian flirts with a woman he just met at a phone booth, while strolling around the city's quiet night streets.

Director: Renos Haralambidis
Stars: Renos Haralambidis, Anna-Maria Papaharalambous, Michalis Iatropoulos
O vasilias (2002)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

A former drug addict gets a new lease of life in his grandfather's dilapidated rural estate, only to face the closed community's unwritten laws. Now, all that's needed is a flaming catalyst. Who can stop the advent of hell on New Paradise?

Director: Nikos Grammatikos
Stars: Vangelis Mourikis, Marilita Lambropoulou, Minas Hatzisavvas
Tsiou... (2005)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

An ex drug addict tells his hilarious adventure on his way to find heroin, mid August, in Athens.

Director: Makis Papadimitratos
Stars: Alexandros Parisis, Makis Papadimitratos, Anastasis Kolovos
Wasted Youth (2011)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Harris, a 16 year old boy spends his day skateboarding aimlessly around Athens with his friends. Vassilis, a middle aged cop, is frustrated with his dead-end job and crammed in his small apartment with his family.

Directors: Argyris Papadimitropoulos, Jan Vogel
Stars: Haris Markou, Ieronymos Kaletsanos, Arthouros Kiviliov
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Three couples flee Athens for the summer, and their journeys change their lives forever.

Director: Constantine Giannaris
Stars: Eleni Kastani, Akilas Karazisis, Amalia Moutoussi
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

Three people head towards a turning point in their lives: at a dig in Philippi, an archaeologist discovers an unlooted tomb; at a bird sanctuary in Thrace, a game warden pays back a poacher... See full summary »

Director: Pantelis Voulgaris
Stars: Thanasis Vengos, Giorgos Armenis, Dimitris Katalifos
Comedy | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.3/10 X  

Around the year 2000, a terrible occurence shocks the city of Athens: a huge piece of moussaka appears on the city streets, spreading panic and death. Everyone keeps wondering: why, where, ... See full summary »

Director: Panos H. Koutras
Stars: Giannis Angelakis, Christos Mantakas, Myriam Vourou
Attenberg (2010)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Stuck in her boring factory town, twenty-three-year-old Marina is at the mercy of both her father's impending death and her distaste for other humans.

Director: Athina Rachel Tsangari
Stars: Ariane Labed, Vangelis Mourikis, Evangelia Randou
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Mina Orfanou ... Strella
Yannis Kokiasmenos ... Yiorgos
Minos Theoharis ... Alex
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Tasos Antoniou ... Curious resident
Akis Ioannou Akis Ioannou ... Wilma
Argyris Kavvidas ... Nikos
Eva Koumarianou
Christos Mazis Christos Mazis ... Kolokousis
Konstadinos Siradakis ... Antonis
Betty Vakalidou ... Mary
Edit

Storyline

George 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 prostitute. They spend the night together and soon they fall in love. But the past is catching up with George. With Strella on his side he will have to find a new way out. Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama

Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Facebook | MySpace | See more »

Country:

Greece

Language:

Greek

Release Date:

17 December 2009 (Greece) See more »

Also Known As:

A Woman's Way See more »

Filming Locations:

Athens, Greece See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

|

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

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

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

A masterpiece
28 February 2014 | by TidalBasinTavernSee all my reviews

This is the first Greek film I've had the privilege of watching. It is also the best film I've watched this year.

For me the film is about families, and how we cope when we find ourselves outside of traditional structures (of course there probably never was such a thing as a traditional family). Although many of the films characters are LGBT I would not describe this as being an LGBT film. The characters may be gay or trans, but it is simply a facet of them, mentioned in passing, and not their core identity.

There is a big twist in the middle, and my initial reaction on seeing it was that it really spoilt the film. However, 10 minutes later to my surprise there was another twist which pulled everything back perfectly. Not many screenwriters can manage to pull off something as complex as that.

Mina Orfanu is wonderfully cast as Strella. This is not an easy part to play and she carries it off with great alacrity, despite not being a professional actress.

It is a great achievement that, despite the sometimes extremely dark subject matter I left this film with a big grin. If only Hollywood would make films like this!


11 of 13 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 9 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

IMDb Freedive: Watch Movies and TV Series for Free

Watch Hollywood hits and TV favorites for free with IMDb Freedive. Start streaming on IMDb and Fire TV devices today!

Start watching

Stream Trending Movies With Prime Video

Enjoy a night in with these popular movies available to stream now with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed