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The οgre of Athens

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The οgre of Athens

Μυθοπλασία/Fiction, Ελλάδα/Greece, 1956, 107 ́ 35mm, α/μ/b&w, Με ήχο/sound

After his first neorealist film Magic City (1954), Koundouros brings to Greece the auteur cinema, which as Aglaia Mitropoulou notes, is about the ability to “work outside commercialized production and develop a personal expression”. The film based on the deadly impersonation of a timid civil servant to big shot of the Athenian underworld, articulates the tradition of Greek rembetiko with rebellion, which in the case of post-civil war Greece, hinted to an oppositional public sphere.

Σκηνοθεσία/Direction: Νίκος Κούνδουρος
Σενάριο/Screenplay: Ιάκωβος Καμπανέλλης
Φωτογραφία/ Cinematography: Κώστας Θεοδωρίδης
Μοντάζ/Editing: Νίκος Κούνδουρος, Γιώργος Τσαουλής
Μουσική/Music: Μάνος Χατζιδάκις
Ηθοποιοί/Cast: Ντίνος Ηλιόπουλος, Μαργαρίτα Παπαγεωργίου, Θανάσης Βεγγος, Ανδρέας Ντούζος Αλέκος Τζανετάκος
Παραγωγή/Production: Athens Film Company
Πηγή κόπιας/ Print source: Ταινιοθήκη της Ελλάδος


Presentation from the curator of the tribute, Maria Komninos 

The 10th Athens Avant-Garde Film Festival is carried out in the context of “Cinephilia in the New Age II” which is funded by the European Union — European Regional Development Fund (Operational Programme ROP ATTIKI of NSRF 2014-2020). All actions are carried out under the auspices of the Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Sports.