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  • English Title In The Shadow Of Fear
  • Original Title Στη Σκιά Του Φόβου
  • Year: 1988
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Country: Greece
  • Duration: 92'
  • Director / Scriptwriter: Giorgos Karipidis
  • Cinematography: Giorgos Arvanitis
  • Editing: Yannis Tsitsopoulos
  • Music / Score: Dimitris Papadimitriou
  • Sound: Giorgos Michaloudis
  • Cast: Giorgos Constas, Antonis Katsaris,Nikos Papakonstantinou, Christos Simardanis
  • Production: Giorgos Karipidis, ERT SA Hellenic Broadcasting Corporation, Greek Film Centre
  • Color: Color
  • Audio: Sound
  • Language: Greek
  • Format: Μη διαθέσιμη πληροφορία
  • Print Source: GFC

One morning, a music composer tries to make a deposit to his bank and is accused of counterfeiting. Harassed by the police, the gang of counterfeiters and a stranger, he becomes panic-stricken. The unjust charge brought against him ignites his deeper feelings of guilt, which stem from his sterile existence and, mainly, from his inability to produce creative work. He then flees and begins wandering in an unfamiliar "land" where his painful adventures will finally prove redeeming. The film is an existential drama in the form of a “oneiric” thriller.


Giorgos Karipidis
 
Born in Thessaloniki in 1946, he studied at the Academy of Fine Arts and the Amsterdam Film Academy and worked as a director at the Berlin-based SFB radio and television station. Among the most important directors of his generation, he directed about 100 documentaries for Greek television, including two films about the Nobel Prize-winning poets, George Seferis and Odysseas Elytis, as well as a film about the massacre by the German army and the security battalions in the village of Chortiatis. His first feature film “Dangerous Game” (1982) won the Critics' Union Award and his second "In The Shadow of Fear" (1988) was honored with six awards at the Thessaloniki International Film Festival, including the Best Film award. His last film is “Utopia” (2004). Along with filmmaking, he published articles and short stories in magazines and newspapers and wrote short stories. According to Achilles Kyriakidis, his artistic preoccupations were: "wandering as escape, death as wandering, escape as death, ghost as wandering". He died in 2019.


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