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Film Noir in the Greek Cinema (10)

ΠΑΝΙΚΟΣΕλλάδα/Greece, 1969, μ/α/b&w.
Σκην./Dir.: Σταύρος Τσιώλης/Stavros Tsiolis | Σεν./Scr.: Σταύρος Τσιώλης/Stavros Tsiolis | Φωτ./Cin.: Γιώργος Αρβανίτης/Giorgos Arvanitis | Μοντ./Ed.: Βασίλης Συρόπουλος/Vasilis Syropoulos  | Μουσ./Mus.: Κώστας Καπνίσης/Kostas Kapnisis | Ηθ./Cast: Κώστας Καζάκος/Kostas Kazakos, Σπύρος Καλογήρου/Spyros Kalogirou, Νίκος Γαλανός/Nikos Galanos, Άγγελος Αντωνόπουλος/Angelos Antonopoulos | Παρ./Prod.: Φίνος Φιλμ/Finos Film | Διάρκεια/ Dur.: 89’

Returning from a business trip, Markos learns that his sick son has been abducted. He accepts to pay for the ransom demanded by the kidnappers and police officer Makridis makes sure to give them marked bills in order to trace them. The kidnappers will be trapped and will have to confront the police.
At Thessaloniki Film Festival in 1969, the film won the Greek Competition Award for Best Music.


BIG HIT 2Ελλάδα/ Greece, 2012, μ/α/b&w

Σκην./Dir.: Κάρολος Ζωναράς/Karolos Zonaras | Σεν./Scr.: Κάρολος Ζωναράς/Karolos Zonaras | Φωτ./Cin.: Διονύσης Ευθυμιόπουλος/Dionysis Efthymiopoulos | Μοντ./Ed.: Ελένη Τόγια/Eleni Togia | Μουσ/Mus.: Αλέξανδρος Χρηστάρας & Μιχάλης Νιβολιανίτης/ Alexander Christaras & Michalis Nivolianitis | Ηθ./Cast: Μελέτης Γεωργιάδης/ Meletis Georgiadis, Katia O’Wallis, Γρηγόρης Γαλάτης/Grigoris Galatis| Παρ./Prod.: Katia Veronique Leclerc | Διάρκεια/ Dur.: 95’

While investigating the murder of a fellow colleague, Lieutenant Aristeidis Kormas uncovers a dirty conspiracy where organized crime and law enforcement are two sides of the same coin.

The film is a remake of Fritz Lang’s film-noir “The Big Heat” (1953)



ΖΕΣΤΟΣ ΜΗΝΑΣ ΑΥΓΟΥΣΤΟΣ 3Ελλάδα/ Greece, 1966, μ/α/b&w
Σκην./Dir.: Σωκράτης Καψάσκης/Sokrates Kapsaskis | Σεν./Scr.: Σωκράτης Καψάσκης/Sokrates Kapsaskis | Φωτ./Cin.: Δημήτρης Παπακωνσταντής/Dimitris Papakonstadis | Μοντ./Ed.: Ντίνος Κατσουρίδης/Dinos Katsouridis | Ηθ./Cast: Πέτρος Φυσσούν/Petros Fyssoun, Γιάννης Φέρτης/Giannis Fertis, Μπέτυ Αρβανίτη/Betty Arvaniti | Παρ./Prod.: Βικτωρία Καψάσκη/Victoria Kapsaski | Διάρκεια/ Dur.:79’ 

A chance encounter with an international playboy and a clandestine affair with a cryptic married woman entangle an unsuspecting young man in a well-planned conspiracy.


ΜΑΧΑΙΡΟΒΓΑΛΤΗΣ 2-800x452Ελλάδα/Greece, Kύπρος/Cyprus, 2010, μ/α/b&w

Σκην./Dir.: Γιάννης Οικονομίδης/Yannis Economides | Σεν./Scr.: Γιάννης Οικονομίδης/Yannis Economides, Δώρης Αυγερινόπουλος/Doris Avgerinopoulos | Φωτ./Cin.: Δημήτρης Κατσαΐτης/Dimitris Katsaitis | Μοντ./Ed.: Γιάννης Χαλκιαδάκης/ Ioannis Chalkiadakis | Ηθ./Cast: Στάθης Σταμουλακάτος/Stathis Stamoulakatos, Βαγγέλης Μουρίκης/Vangelis Mourikis, Μαρία Καλλιμάνη/Maria Kallimani | Παρ./Prod.: Ελληνικό Κέντρο Κινηματογράφου/Greek Film Center, Πάνος Παπαχατζής/ Panos Papahadzis | Διάρκεια/Dur.: 108’

Nikos is a guy with no ambitions, living in rural Greece. His father’s sudden death reunites him with his uncle who invites him to live and work at his house in Athens. Not having much to lose Nikos takes his chances accepting his uncle’s offer. He takes on the job of protecting his uncle’s dogs from the hostile neighbors. Nikos finds the dynamic of his relationship with his uncle changing when his uncle's wife draws closer to him.

The film won 4 Hellenic Film Academy Awards (Film, Director, Screenplay and Editing) as well as the Best Feature Film Award in Los Angeles Greek Film Festival.


ΚΛΕΙΣΤΗ ΣΤΡΟΦΗ 1-800x436Ελλάδα/ Greece, 1991, εγχρ./col.

Σκην./Dir.: Νίκος Γραμματικός/Nikos Grammatikos | Σεν./Scr.: Νίκος Γραμματικός/Nikos Grammatikos, Φωτεινή Σισκοπούλου/Fotini Siskopoulou, Πρόδρομος Σαββίδης/Prodromos Savvidis | Φωτ./Cin.: Κωστής Γκίκας/Kostas Gikas | Μοντ./Ed.: Γιώργος Μαυροψαρίδης/Yorgos Mavropsaridis | Μουσ/Mus.: Κυριάκος Σφέτσας/Kiriakos Sfetsas | Ηθ./Cast: Μηνάς Χατζησάββας/Minas Hatzisavvas, Αλεξάνδρα Σακελλαροπούλου/Alexandra Sakelaropoulou, Γιώργος Νινιός/ Giorgos Ninios | Παρ./Prod.: Νίκος Γραμματικός/Nikos Grammatikos, Παναγιώτης Παπαχατζής/Panos Papahadzis | Διάρκεια/ Dur.: 83’ 

Andreas is a car thief. He is a loner with no friends except for a prostitute, his only friend who occasionally assists him with his thefts. One day, he meets Ismini, a mysterious and charming woman who will turn to be the love of his life but will lure him into a dangerous adventure.
The film won 2 awards at Thessaloniki Film Festival in 1991: Best Debuting Director and Best Actor as well as Best Quality Film Award at The Ministry of Culture State Quality Awards.


ΠΑΡΕΞΗΓΗΣΗΕλλάδα/ Greece, 1983, εγχρ./col.

Σκην./Dir.: Δημήτρης Σταύρακας/Dimitris Stavrakas | Σεν./Scr.: Δημήτρης Σταύρακας/Dimitris Stavrakas (βασισμένο στο μυθιστόρημα "Le Doulos"/ "Ο Χαφιές" του Pierre Lesou.) | Φωτ./Cin: Σταύρος Χασάπης/ Stavros Hassapis | Μοντ./Ed.: Αριστείδης Καρύδης-Φουκς/Aristeidis Karydis-Fuchs | Μουσ/Mus.: Μιχάλης Γρηγορίου/Michalis Grigoriou | Ηθ./Cast: Σπύρος Φωκάς/Spyros Fokas, Αλέξης Δαμιανός/Alexis Damianos, Μιμή Ντενίση/Mimi Denissi, Γιώργος Μοσχίδης/Giorgos Moshidis | Παρ./Prod.: Ελληνικό Κέντρο Κινηματογράφου/ Greek Film Center, Ε.Ρ.Τ./ERT, Δημήτρης Σταύρακας/Dimitris Stavrakas | Διάρκεια/Dur.: 115’

Dimos is a burglar who has just been released from prison. He plans a heist to show that he still has it. Α betrayal and a manhunt follow.

A remake of Jean-Pierre Melville's film "Le Doulos".

Ministry of Culture State Quality Awards - Thessaloniki Film Festival (1983) 2nd Award for Best Film.


Η ΝΥΧΤΑ ΜΕ ΤΗ ΣΙΛΕΝΑ 1Ελλάδα/ Greece, 1986, εγχρ./col.

Σκην./Dir.: Δημήτρης Παναγιωτάτος/Dimitris Panayiotatos | Σεν./Scr.: Δημήτρης Παναγιωτάτος/Dimitris Panayiotatos, Αντώνης Καφετζόπουλος/Antonis Kafetzopoulos (βασισμένο στο διήγημα του Βασίλη Βασιλικού "Σιλένα" / based on Vasilis Vasilikos’ short story ‘’Silena”) | Φωτ./Cin.: Τάσος Αλεξάκης/Tassos Alexakis | Μοντ./Ed.: Γιάννης Τσιτσόπουλος/ Yannis Tsitsopoulos | Μουσ/Mus.: Κυριάκος Σφέτσας/ Kiriakos Sfetsas | Ηθ./Cast: Αντώνης Καφετζόπουλος/Antonis Kafetzopoulos, Εύα Βλαχάκου/Eva Vlahakou | Παρ./Prod.: Ελληνικό Κέντρο Κινηματογράφου/ Greek Film Center, Δημήτρης Παναγιωτάτος/ Dimitris Panayiotatos | Διάρκεια/ Dur.: 80’

Christos is secretly in love with a girl that lives in a house just across the street. They have never spoken to each other. Christos spies on her with his binoculars. Years later, he meets outside a bar a mysterious woman, Silena, who looks amazingly like his young love. Christos invites Silena to spend a night with him, a night that will change his life forever.

Ministry of Culture State Quality Awards - Thessaloniki Film Festival (1987) Best Debuting Director.


ΕΠΙΚΙΝΔΥΝΟ ΠΑΙΧΝΙΔΙ - Η ΑΝΑΜΕΤΡΗΣΗ 1Ελλάδα/ Greece, 1982, εγχρ./col.

Σκην./Dir.: Γιώργος Καρυπίδης/Giorgos Karypidis | Σεν./Scr.: Γιώργος Καρυπίδης/Giorgos Karypidis, Βαγγέλης Γκούφας/ Vangelis Goufas | Φωτ./Cin.: Θόδωρος Μάργκας/ Thodoros Margas | Μοντ./Ed.: Γιάννης Τσιτσόπουλος/Yannis Tsitsopoulos | Μουσ/Mus.: Χαρης Βροντος/Charis Vrondos | Ηθ./Cast: Ζωή Λάσκαρη, Άρης Ρέτσος, Σπύρος Φωκάς / Zoi Laskari, Aris Retsos, Spyros Fokas | Παρ./Prod.: Ελληνικό Κέντρο Κινηματογράφου/ Greek Film Center, Γιώργος Καρυπίδης/Giorgos Karypidis | Διάρκεια/ Dur.: 90’

During his summer vacation on the island of Mytilene, a young and lonely employee, Kostas, becomes infatuated with a femme fatale, Anna, a thirty-five-year-old German who is married to a rich local businessman. However, one morning, after a night of sleeping together, Anna is found dead in the sea.

Athens Film Critics Association Award for Best Film.


ΕΦΙΑΛΤΗΣ 5Ελλάδα/ Greece, 1961, μ/α/ b&w

Σκην./Dir.: Ερρίκος Ανδρέου/Erricos Andreou | Σεν./Scr.: Ερρίκος Ανδρέου/Erricos Andreou | Φωτ./Cin.: Αριστείδης Καρύδης-Φουκς/ Aristeidis Karydis-Fuchs | Μουσ/Mus.: Μίμης Πλέσσας/ Mimis Plessas | Ηθ./Cast: Αθηνά Μιχαηλίδου, Μιχάλης Νικολινάκος, Βούλα Χαριλάου, Θανάσης Μυλωνάς/ Athena Michaelidou, Michalis Nikolinakos, Voula Harilaou, Thanasis Mylonas | Παρ./Prod.: Ερρίκος Ανδρέου/Erricos Andreou | Διάρκεια/ Dur.: 90’

Following her father’s death, Anna-Margot leaves her house. After receiving a threatening phone call, Anna-Margot asks her friend Toni Karzis, who is a lawer, to help her find a mysterious woman claimed to be Evi Linardou. Karzis pays a visit to painter Babis Fokas and photographer Valentino, for whom Linardou had posed as a model. When Karzis finally meets the real Linardou, who is revealed to be Anna-Margot's brother ex-wife, it is revealed that Anna-Margot is a woman with a multiple personality.

The film received Best Supporting Actor Award for Athena Michaelidou at Thessaloniki Film Festival in 1961.


ΕΓΚΛΗΜΑ ΣΤΑ ΠΑΡΑΣΚΗΝΙΑ-800x463Ελλάδα/Greece, 1960, μ/α/b&w
Σκην./Dir: Ντίνος Κατσουρίδης/Dinos Katsouridis | Σεν./Scr.: Γιάννης Μαρής/Giannis Maris | Φωτ./Cin.: | Μοντ./Ed.: Αριστείδης Καρύδης-Φουκς/Aristeidis Karydis-Fuchs | Μουσ/Mus.: Μίμης Πλέσσας/Mimis Plessas | Ηθ./Cast: Αλέκος Αλεξανδράκης/Alekos Alexandrakis, Τίτος Βανδής/Titos Vandis, Μάρω Κοντού/Maro Kodou, Ζωρζ Σαρρή/Zorz Sarri, Χρήστος Τσαγανέας/Hristos Tsaganeas | Παρ./Prod.: ΤΕΧΝΗ Α.Ε./TECHNI S.A., Δαμασκηνός – Μιχαηλίδης/Th. Damaskinos & V. Michaelides, Νικολαϊδης Μανώλης/Nikolaidis Manolis| Διάρκεια/ Dur.: 83’

Rosa Delly is an actress notorious for her erotic scandals. When she is found stabbed to death in her dressing room inspector Bekas undertakes the challenge to solve this case and is asked to answer the following questions: Who killed Rosa Delly and how the murder was carried out since the door was locked from the inside?

The film won 2 awards at Thessaloniki Film Festival 1960: Best Supporting Actress and Best Cinematography.